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Letter to William King from Glidden Aug 28 1812 (glidden aug 28 1812 p2.pdf)

At Rhodeisland [sic], where I propose entering, the expences by calculation will amount to about 300 dollars, as I expect to enter one year forward; and that sum, together with what [inserted] I could earn during vacations, I presume would be sufficient to pay all expences.

Should you therefore think it compatible with your own fellings [sic], to assist me in climing [sic] the slippery pathes [sic] of science, I will not promise to pay the debt of gratitude due to such a benefactor; but will sufficiently repay every pecuniary expence, should my life and health be continued. Not being personally acquainted with you, but hearing of some acts of your liberality I have dared thus to address you. Should it meet your aprobation [sic], you will much oblige your sincere friend and humble serveant, otherwise you will receive his cordial thanks for the trouble of reading this and returning a short answer to

Lemuel Glidden

Bath August 28, 1812


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Language: English

Date: 8-28-1812

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