1804.017: Letters of Curtius.
Full Title: The letters of Curtius, written by the late John Thomson of Petersburg. To which is added, a speech delivered by him in Aug. '95, on the British treaty. To which a short sketch of his life is prefixed
Author: Thomson, John (1776-99).
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
Description: 92 pgs.; 16 cm. (12mo).
Bulk of the text consists of four letters originally published in the Virginia Argus in November and December 1798, criticizing John Marshall's strident support of the Adams administration, particularly its foreign policy and the Alien & Sedition Acts; this edition expands on an octavo edition of Thomson's letters Pleasants had previously published (1798.030) with an added biography written by the unidentified Petersburg-area attorney who had raised and tutored Thomson following the death of his father in the 1780s; that writer bemoans the fact that few of Thomson's public speeches were transcribed, as was the August 1795 one appended here, and so provide clear evidence of the oratorical skills of someone who died so young.
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