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Jacob Broom to Mathew Carey, Wilmington, 16 October 1788, p. 411
48 Jacob Broom to Mathew Carey, Wilmington, 16 October 1788 Sir, it is now a Month (at least) since I recd. yours, requesting me to furnish you with a piece under the signature of Brutus; & should have answared it sooner; but a fort- nights absence from home, immediately after the rect. of it, & a severe indisposition since my return, has prevented until now--I presume that your intention is to give this piece a place in your Museum; but I am of opinion that you will, upon examining its merits, be of the same mind with me, that it is not worthy of a place in your useful publication-- It is very prolix, & it appears to me that the Author is not sufficiently acquainted with the subject upon which he writes to afford useful information--He begins well upon the subject of Manufactures; but reprobates Commerce (the pride & glory of a Nation) to a very great degree.--I have pro- cured the most of his pieces; which I would now forward to you, but as I expect to be at Philada. in the course of a fortnight or 3 weeks, I will try to procure the remr. & bring them up with me for your perusal & publication if you shall deem proper. 1. RC, Lea and Febiger Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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