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Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 18th century

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1787 August 22

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents Rush writes that he wishes to share his reading of Paley's moral philosophy with her, because he would enjoy it more that way and it would better qualify her to educate their children. He describes a gathering where he provided beer to a group of laborers, and how affectionate one of them was to his dog, including a reflection of "infinite love which follows the human species." He then comments that their leaving a local congregation has finally been noticed. The signature line for this...
Dates: 1787 August 22

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Julia Stockton Rush (Princeton [N.J.]), 1791 July 29

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush takes Julia to task for permitting their son John to have a gun against his expressed wishes. Rush believes John's character is not the correct one for gun ownership, because he lacks gentleness and compassion. Rush requests that Julia not override his dissent, and strengthen their parenting as a result. He announces that he has taken their son Richard to see patients. He is reading John Newton's Cardiphonia. He also is planning to develop a cure for the consumptive cough.

Dates: 1791 July 29