J[oseph] C. Pickard
cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall ultimately triumph". "Thomas Muir in Court of Judiciary. Aug. 20. 1793." - The cause did ultimately triumph & the people erected the monument. You must know the spot & its memory, as I believe your early life was not far away.- I have thought you must of that noble stock, for in you is somewhat of that heroic grandeurI wish you might meet my brother J. L. who lives in Cupertino (85 years of age) & his grandson in San Francisco, Perhaps you remember Henry Butler & my son Charles as boys about the university. Henry is a lawyer in Superior, & Charles a lawyer in Chicago. Charles spent a week or two this summer with his invalid wife in the Yosemite. I hoped he would find you. Both boys are successful in their profession.Very cordially yoursJ. C. PickardPS. Ninety years ago my wife's grandfather James St[illegible] & his son published 'Illustrations of Edinburg with a history of the city. One of the engravings is of the old Tol. booth. I found a copy in a second hand book store, & brought it away with me paying $2.25 for it. A rare work now. MR. St[illegible] was a distinguished delineator & engraver in London.- In the description of Hume's monument is given a suggested epitaph, which you may not have seen. I copy it."Within this circular idea,"vulgarly called a tomb-"Rest the impressions & ideas"That constituted Hume."I quote from memory.JCP04573
1909 Sep 2
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.
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