Conclusion of the whole matter is sutch I am willing to continue and do all I can provided we can share equal benefits one with the other, and upon no other pr inciple whatever. If one has his suport from the “publick crib” let them all have it. But if one is pinched I am willing to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principle of impartiality and equality can be observed by all I think that I will not peep again—
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is right.— There have been two applications made to me to go into business since I talked of taking the school, but it is in the world and I had rather remain in if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I Am Sir with
Respect Your obt. servt.
To J. Smith jn
Ohio [p. 74]