Letter from John Carson to Robert McPherson

Letter from John Carson to Robert McPherson
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March 29, 1784

John Carson writes to Robert McPherson, a member of the Board of Trustees, and discusses Charles Nisbet's qualifications as a candidate for President of Dickinson College. As "I was honoured with that Gentlemans personal acquaintance," Carson explains that Dr. Benjamin Rush "requested" an "Account of [Nisbet's] Character in Scotland and his Reputation as a Man of Letters." Nisbet is "a man of extraordinary Genius and application" and "is surpassed by few," as Carson describes. In addition, Carson also comments on Nisbet's political views. "He is well known to have been uniformly from his earliest years a Republican," as Carson notes. Transcript included.

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