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Dear Sir,  
 
Dear Sir,  
  
I find I am in your debt for interesting intelligence, and feel myself able to discharge it no otherwise than by thanking you; for I hear nothing in this quarter lately, worth communicating; I say discharge, for an ethic writer, of the first class, hath taught me, that ''gratiam et qui retulit habet, et qui habet dissolvit''. By another way, however, I may be even with you. The pleasure you will be sensible of when I tell you, that letters from you at all times augment my happiness, must remunerate you for the trouble it costs you to write them. This consideration encourages me to hope for the continuance of a correspondence, valuable, I know, to one, and not otherwise, I flatter myself, to the other. Shall I put the papers in the suit brought in the name of Mr. Gaskins, against Mr. Pinckard, into the hands of our attorney general?  I have better reasons for recommending him than that I have a kindness for him. Present my compliments to your brother, and my other countrymen, and be assured that I am your friend,  
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I find I am in your debt for interesting intelligence, and feel myself able to discharge it no otherwise than by thanking you; for I hear nothing in this quarter lately, worth communicating; I say discharge, for an ethic writer, of the first class, hath taught me, that ''gratiam et qui retulit habet, et qui habet dissolvit''.<ref>"M. Tullii Ciceronis ad Quirites Post Reditum Oratio, Septima et Vicesima."<ref> By another way, however, I may be even with you. The pleasure you will be sensible of when I tell you, that letters from you at all times augment my happiness, must remunerate you for the trouble it costs you to write them. This consideration encourages me to hope for the continuance of a correspondence, valuable, I know, to one, and not otherwise, I flatter myself, to the other. Shall I put the papers in the suit brought in the name of Mr. Gaskins, against Mr. Pinckard, into the hands of our attorney general?  I have better reasons for recommending him than that I have a kindness for him. Present my compliments to your brother, and my other countrymen, and be assured that I am your friend,  
  
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 20 May 1777]]
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*''[[M.T. Ciceronis Orationes Quaedam Selectae]]''
*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 24 August 1777]]
 
*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 18 October 1777]]
 
*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 19 October 1777]]
 
 
*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 6 November 1777]]
 
*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 6 November 1777]]
 
*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 28 February 1783]]
 
*[[Richard Henry Lee to Wythe, 28 February 1783]]
*[[Wythe to Richard Henry Lee, 23 February 1785]]
 
  
 
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Letter text

Williamsburg, August 1, 1778

Dear Sir,

I find I am in your debt for interesting intelligence, and feel myself able to discharge it no otherwise than by thanking you; for I hear nothing in this quarter lately, worth communicating; I say discharge, for an ethic writer, of the first class, hath taught me, that gratiam et qui retulit habet, et qui habet dissolvit.<ref>"M. Tullii Ciceronis ad Quirites Post Reditum Oratio, Septima et Vicesima."<ref> By another way, however, I may be even with you. The pleasure you will be sensible of when I tell you, that letters from you at all times augment my happiness, must remunerate you for the trouble it costs you to write them. This consideration encourages me to hope for the continuance of a correspondence, valuable, I know, to one, and not otherwise, I flatter myself, to the other. Shall I put the papers in the suit brought in the name of Mr. Gaskins, against Mr. Pinckard, into the hands of our attorney general? I have better reasons for recommending him than that I have a kindness for him. Present my compliments to your brother, and my other countrymen, and be assured that I am your friend,

George Wythe

Honourable Richard Henry Lee,
Member of Congress, for Virginia
Philadelphia

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