Ref NoGB-110/JES/COR/11/23
TitleSamuel Goodenough to James Edward Smith, 12 Marlborough Street, [London]
DescriptionSympathies on death of Smith's father; writes on the support provided by harmonious families in difficult times.

His opinion on the French Revolution: his politics lie in "a small compass of Wiggism" and as to his religious ones "people have no right to practice disobedience & impiety towards God - it makes no part of a monarchial or republican cause". Believes the King of France was murdered and that nothing in him deserved death and that it was a "monstrous apostasy in the low people who got into power making it as a law that there was no God [...], vote the Bible a lie & kill those who believed it". Will have a copy of his sermon delivered to Smith [see RelatedMaterial below].
Date15 Mar 1795
Extent4 pp
Related MaterialGoodenough, S, (1795). "A sermon [on Psal xvii 13] preached before the Hon house of Commons Feb 25, 1795, being a day of solemn fasting and humiliation" London; please note not available in Linnean Society Library but available in British Library.
NotesSmith replied 29 Apr [1795]
Finding_AidsDawson, W R, (1934). "Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of The Linnean Society - Part I. The Smith papers: The correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Sir James Edward Smith", London: Linnean Society.
Creator NameGoodenough, Samuel (1743-1827)
GB/110/1/35Goodenough; Samuel (1743-1827); Bishop of Carlisle1743-1827
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