Nathaniel Smith
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"Nathaniel Smith" was a nineteenth-century lawyer, cattle dealer, judge and politician. He served as a United States House of Representatives/U.S. Representative from Connecticut and as a judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut.

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To the best of my knowledge, I do not intend to applaud too much, nor degrade the Country I am in, I believe I speak the simple truth.

There is here, as in all countries, advantages and disadvantages.

May the Lord our God prepare us for every event then comes Life or Death - it is no great matter.

How nearly is natural affection connected with the love of God (for if we love not our Brother whom we have seen how can we love God whom we have not seen how can we love God whom we have not seen), but I live in hopes and expectation of several upon the road, which may arrive, perhaps sooner than I expect.

If the people in Britain knew the nature and disposition of the New England people as well as we do they would not find so many friends in England as I suppose they do.

What idea can be formed from the description of these people or what credit can be given to their stories. I leave you to judge.

War between Old England and the Bostonians is expected according to all reports we can hear. Various reports are circulating, the New England people with us compares Old England with New, as a chip of potage.

There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught.

But the worst of all is, according to the old phrase, while the grass grows, the horse starves, but the man of money is the man for Nova Scotia. Those may do extremely well.