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Letter from John Anderson, Regarding the Trial of Dr Moor

Author(s): Anderson, Professor John

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Sir


It is well known that the Lord Advocate's letter; and the petitions
to the King, are lodged with the Court of Se┼┐sion; and it was a
mere oversight if Lord Sydney's letter is not there likewise. The other parts
of the Demand in your letter of this day's date will be answered,
and with equal ease, by my agent in Edinburgh. I write this in
answer to the Postscript in your letter.
The second trial of Dr Moor was in June, 1763. It
made a noise on account of the behaviour of some of the Profe┼┐sors. I
refused to be present at it, though asked both by the meeting and by
the Doctor. I showed you the inute of March 12th, 1773. I remember
the form of the papers in which it was contained, and
told you, I think, what it was. I have asked a sight of it in
writing so often since mid-summer last, that I am almost ashamed
to say, that I never got an answer to my Demands in writing, till
the one which is in the Postscript of your letter this day. You will
be pleased, therefore, to give me a sight of that trial without
delay, and at any hour that is most convenient for you. Besides
the collateral proofs of its Existence, and of the Faculty's being
accountable for it, there are the following insurmountable words in
their own record.

March 12th, 1773 - "And whereas it appears from the records
of the University that the said Dr Moor has on two former
occasions been publicly rebuked for improper behaviour, namely,
By a sentence of the University meeting upon the 14th day of August
1760 and a second time with certification by the sentence of an
University meeting on the sixteenth day of June 1763, Therefore
the Meeting hereby"

I am, Sir, your most Obedient ServantJohn Anderson
Glasgow College March 27th 1787

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Letter from John Anderson, Regarding the Trial of Dr Moor

Document Information

Document ID 574
Title Letter from John Anderson, Regarding the Trial of Dr Moor
Year group 1750-1800
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1787
Place of publication Glasgow, Scotland
Wordcount 324

Author information: Anderson, Professor John

Author ID 201
Title Professor
Forenames John
Surname Anderson
Gender Male
Year of birth 1726
Place of birth Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Occupation Academic
Father's occupation Clergyman
Education University
Locations where resident Glasgow
Other languages spoken Latin