mate the strict and scrupulous integrity necessary to acquire this reputation-- Mr. Baylies is a man of no ostentation-- He has that about him which was formerly diffidence but is now refined and softened down into modesty. --As for old Worthington--not the wealth of the Indies could tempt me back to my former situation-- I am here much in my old way, very lazy--but something different in being very contented-- Were you not so near the end of your law studies I would recommend this place to you, as of all others likely to please you.
Bye the bye--in compliance with a bar-rule I went to Plymouth last month and was examined that the term of study might be prescribed to me, and the good-natured creatures told me that I might be admitted to the bar next August.
In about ten days I shall be alone as Mr. Baylies sets out to join the Legislature Nationale and if you and the rest of my friends neglect to write to me I shall be Melancholy.-- Send me a diary of your cogitations and tell me what you are thinking of and what you are doing, and what you are going to do.
It is said that you Hampshire folks mean to make Mills your representative in Congress, next fall-- 3 What will his brethren of the long robe say? I suspect there will be a little envy excited by his elevation-- However their business will not be the less for it-- This however may be balanced in some measure by the addition his absence will make to their business.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR (draft) ADDRESS: Mr. Elisha Hubbard / Northampton PUBLISHED (in part): Life, I, 123-124.
Bridgewater Sept. 19, 1814
My dear George
You are mistaken. I did not write to my father for his permission to go to Boston. The plan in the first place was proposed by him and I wrote merely to enquire his wishes, mentioning next winter, because I thought it the only eligible time to reside there. --This is all-- My con-