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Letter to the Committee, Regarding the Dr Reid Case

Author(s): Cumin, Patrick

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Glasgow Coll.
March 24th 1780


Mr Cumin begs leave to represent
to the Committee, That whatever expreſsions
might have been used by him
in Dr Wights house on the 6th of this
month related to a meſsage carried
by him Dr Reid to Dr Wight, & of
which the Faculty will soon judge

That if Dr Reid will stand
forth & declare that he was the
adviser of Mr John Anderson in
that affair, & that the meſsage was
by his direction, it will then be
time for Mr Cumin to state what
paſsed & what his opinion even
at present is of that matter.

That if Mr Cumin had been
sensible of his using Dr Reid ill,
he most certainly would have made
an apology for it nor would he have
needed any [¿] advices to
make him act like a Christian or

or a Man of honour, as he would
wish at all times to behave in a
proper manner.

The innuendoes with regard
to Candor, [¿], and
ingenuiety, and he cannot apply them
to himself he totally disregards
& could wish that while
Dr Reid appears so extremely sollicitous
about his own Character, he
would pay some attention to that of
others, equally respectable, & be cautious
in signing papers in which
severe strictures & very keen censures
are given to men who have during
the course of a long life been
justly considered as poſseſsed of real
Worth honour & probity, & of which
no malevolence can deprive them.
Pat. Cumin
To Dr Leechman Mr Clow & Dr Wilson
Members of the Committee appointed
on the 22nd March 1780

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Letter to the Committee, Regarding the Dr Reid Case

Document Information

Document ID 554
Title Letter to the Committee, Regarding the Dr Reid Case
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1780
Place of publication Glasgow
Wordcount 261

Author information: Cumin, Patrick

Author ID 453
Forenames Patrick
Surname Cumin
Gender Male