If they will have my office of clerk to dispose of to another, they shall take it from me.
By this act I was appointed one of the commissioners for disposing of the money, sixty thousand pounds.
If it remains a while uncertain to whom the merit belongs, some one more vain than yourself will be encouraged to claim it, and then even envy will be disposed to do you justice by plucking those assumed feathers, and restoring them to their right owner.
The orders were immediately printed, and I was one of the committee directed to sign and dispose of them.
…the existence of such a society should be kept a secret, till it was become considerable, to prevent solicitations for the admission of improper persons, but that the members should each of them search among his acquaintance for ingenuous, well-disposed youths, to whom, with prudent caution, the scheme should be gradually communicated; that the members should engage to afford their advice, assistance, and support to each other in promoting one another’s interests, business, and…