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A Supplement to: "David Hume to Alexander Dick: A New Letter"

A Supplement to: "David Hume to Alexander Dick: A New Letter" A Supplement to: "David Hume to Alexander Dick: A New Letter" Heiner F. Klemme After reading Hume's letter to Dick,1 Professor Ian Ross kindly brought to my attention William R. Brock's book, Scotus Americanus: A survey ofthe sources for links between Scotland and America in the eighteenth century. There is helpful information in Brock's book to identify the two Scots referred to by Hume in his letter to Sir Alexander Dick. The first of these men is likely to be the Reverend George Panton,2 who had been in charge of the Grammar School at Jedburgh in 1769 and had obtained a degree from Marischal College. After becoming a clergyman of the Church of England, he set out for New York to take employment as tutor to the children of a Colonel Philips. He arrived there by June 1773. Hume belonged to a number ofinfluential friends who supported him in his undertaking. In his letter to Dick, Hume asked him to recommend Panton to a certain Mr Smith. This person is probably the Reverend Dr. William Smith,3 an episcopal divine, who was born in Aberdeenshire in 1727. After becoming a tutor to the children ofJosiah Martin, he arrived in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hume Studies Hume Society

A Supplement to: "David Hume to Alexander Dick: A New Letter"

Hume Studies , Volume 17 (1) – Jan 26, 1991

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A Supplement to: "David Hume to Alexander Dick: A New Letter" Heiner F. Klemme After reading Hume's letter to Dick,1 Professor Ian Ross kindly brought to my attention William R. Brock's book, Scotus Americanus: A survey ofthe sources for links between Scotland and America in the eighteenth century. There is helpful information in Brock's book to identify the two Scots referred to by Hume in his letter to Sir Alexander Dick. The first of these men is likely to be the Reverend George Panton,2 who had been in charge of the Grammar School at Jedburgh in 1769 and had obtained a degree from Marischal College. After becoming a clergyman of the Church of England, he set out for New York to take employment as tutor to the children of a Colonel Philips. He arrived there by June 1773. Hume belonged to a number ofinfluential friends who supported him in his undertaking. In his letter to Dick, Hume asked him to recommend Panton to a certain Mr Smith. This person is probably the Reverend Dr. William Smith,3 an episcopal divine, who was born in Aberdeenshire in 1727. After becoming a tutor to the children ofJosiah Martin, he arrived in

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