I am glad you were pleased with the last No. of the Journal & I am vexed that you are still teazed [sic] with two more Nos. I will make one more effort to correct this blunder. 50 copies of the Journal were ordered a few weeks ago from London & Mr. Miller the bookseller who writes is very sanguine as to the success of the work in England if properly pushed there. If I had health to work as I am disposed, I think I could now make it go, with the assistance of my good friends but I am not possessed of much physical energy. I was aware of the criticism that might be made on Mr. Maclure’s remark, but perhaps there is [?] in which even theology would admit its truth at least in a degree. For it is ignorance of moral duty & of our ultimate destination joined with ignorance of other things which is the chief cause of our woes. The heart must also obey but it cannot obey while the mind does not know. When I see you I can perhaps give some explanation of Mr. Maclure’s irritability.
Mr. Samuel Macy of Oxford NH is my boulder man. I know nothing of the facts which he describes. I shall pay for your ninth volume & should any more duplicates come for you just let the extra one lie in the office. I should be glad if the few things which you have in embryo & if they are not mature for the birth before summer should be glad