Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Filson, John
"Agricola" to KENTUCKY GAZETTE 3/8/1788. Very pleased that Filson has announced his new academy; plans sound great. <But, here, Sir, we labour under an unhappy disadvantage. In my neighbourhood all are illiterate, and unaccustomed to high flowery language or abstract reasonings. Your sentiments are, many of them, so new; your stile is so lofty; your periods are so lengthy, & crowded with such a variety of matter, your conclusions are often so remote from their premises, and relatives quite out of sight of their antecedents, that we are totally lost in the maze, and the longest live of our understandings are not able to fathom the depths of such erudition.> <What peculiar charm have NORTHERN teachers to inspire virtue, suppress vice, and explode all party spirit that southern teachers do not posess?> 18CC15-17

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