Letter from Benjamin Rush to Thomas Smith

Letter from Benjamin Rush to Thomas Smith
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February 26, 1790

Benjamin Rush writes to Thomas Smith of Carlisle, Pennsylvania regarding efforts to raise funds for Dickinson, including a petition to the Pennsylvania legislature for additional financial support. Dr. Charles Nisbet's statements about the Dickinson college, however, create a serious problem. "His Conversation and letters are so very illiberal and so public against the College - the town of Carlisle - and everything that is American, that the very name of the College is unpopular with many people," as Rush explains. Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr