Letter to James Arlington Bennet, 13 November 1843

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only cut glass, but they are the most pricious jewels on earth. <​The spirit of the prophecy, is the testimony of Jesus.​>
The world at large, is every ready to credit the writings of Homer, Hesaid, Pluturch, Socrates, Pythagoras, Virgil Josephus <​Mahomet​> and an hundred others but where, tell me when, have they left a line, that a simple method of solving the the truth of this place of eternal <​life​>? Says the Saviour “If any man will do his (the Father’s) will, he shall know of the doctrine, whither it be of God, or whither I speak of myself.” Here, <​then​>, is a problem that [2 words illegible] <​or more properly​> a method of solving the “divinity” of men, by the divinity in yourself, that as far exceeds the calculation by numbers, as the sun excels a candle well might Jesus would to god that all men understood <​it​>, and were willing to be governed by it— that when We one had filled the measure of his days <​he​> could exclaim like Jesus: “Veni mori, et revivescere!” Your good wishes to “go ahead coupled with Mahomet and a ‘right hand man’,” are rather more vain than virtuous. Why, sir, Caesar had his right hand Brutus, who was his “left hand” assassin. <​not however applying the allusion to you​>
As to the private seal you mention, if sent to me, I shall receive it with the gratitude of a servant of God, and pray that the donor may receive a reward in the the resurrection of the just.
The summit of your fame future fame seems to be hid in the political policy of a “mathematical problem for the chief majestracy of this , which, if I suppose might be solved douby “double position” where the errors of the supposition are used to produce a true answer: But, sir, when I leave the dignity and honor I received from heaven, to boost a man into power through the aid of my friends, where the evil and designing, after the object has been accomplished, can back up the clemency intended as a reciprocation for such favors; and where [p. 4]
only cut glass, but they are the most pricious jewels on earth. The spirit of prophecy, is the testimony of Jesus.
The world at large, is ever ready to credit the writings of Homer, Hesaid, Pluturch, Socrates, Pythagoras, Virgil Josephus Mahomet and an hundred others but where, tell me when, have they left a line, a simple method of solving the the truth of this place of eternal life? Says the Saviour “If any man will do his (the Father’s) will, he shall know of the doctrine, whither it be of God, or whither I speak of myself.” Here, then, is a method of solving the “divinity” of men, by the divinity in yourself, that as far exceeds the calculation by numbers, as the sun excels a candle would to god that all men understood it, and were willing to be governed by it— that when one had filled the measure of his days he could exclaim like Jesus: “Veni mori, et revivescere!” Your good wishes to “go ahead coupled with Mahomet and a ‘right hand man’,” are rather more vain than virtuous. Why, sir, Caesar had his right hand Brutus, who was his “left hand” assassin. not however applying the allusion to you
As to the private seal you mention, if sent to me, I shall receive it with the gratitude of a servant of God, and pray that the donor may receive a reward in the the resurrection of the just.
The summit of your future fame seems to be hid in the political policy of a “mathematical problem for the chief majestracy of this , which, I suppose might be solved by “double position” where the errors of the supposition are used to produce a true answer: But, sir, when I leave the dignity and honor I received from heaven, to boost a man into power through the aid of my friends, where the evil and designing, after the object has been accomplished, can back up the clemency intended as a reciprocation for such favors; and where [p. 4]
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