[Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey.] Autograph Letter Signed to Dr James Hunter, Professor of Logic, St Andrews, writing with great affection on his return from America.

Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850), Lord Jeffrey, editor of the 'Edinburgh Review' [Dr James Hunter (1745-1837), Professor of Logic at the University of St Andrews]
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Edinburgh. 12 March 1814.
SKU: 15411

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. On aged paper unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. Addressed, with postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf: 'To | Dr James Hunter | Professor of Logic | St Andrews'. He begins by complaining that he has 'only this day got rid of the end of the session - and of the review - and here - for the first time since my return - a morning to myself - and my friends'. He is happy to find himself 'at home again [...] Mrs J. suffered a great deal during the voyage', but has recovered. It will give them both great pleasure 'to see you here'. He does not have 'many marvels to tell you of America but it may serve us for an afternoons chat when we get a day of leisure together'. He has returned 'to a strange crisis of Europe' and does not 'yet know exactly where I am - I feel like one of the seven sleepers just rubbing his eyes after a nap of the centuries'. He ends by expressing pleasure at the news that Mrs Hunter's health has improved, and in a postscript assures him that their accounts 'will be very easily settled'.