Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663868
127 
In 
the 
mean 
time, 
the 
300d 
fortune 
of 
West 
W38 
working 
to 
haPPY 
effects 
in 
another 
part of 
the world. 
The story of 
Robinsorfs 
portrait 
had 
made 
SO 
great 
11 
noise 
among 
the 
travellers 
in 
Italy, 
that Messrs. Jackson 
and 
therford, 
in 
sending 
back 
the 
shiP 
to 
Philadel- 
in 
which 
the 
Artist 
had 
COUIE 
passenger, 
mentioned it in their letters 
to 
Allen. 
It 
is 
seldom 
that 
commercial 
affairs 
are 
with 
mingled 
those 
of 
and 
it 
W35 
only 
from 
the 
Italian 
shore 
that 
mercantile 
house 
could 
introduce 
such 
topic 
into their correspondence. 
It hap- 
pened 
that 
on 
the 
very 
daY 
this 
letter 
readhed 
Allen, 
Hamilton,- 
then 
Governor 
of 
Pennsylvania, 
and 
the principal 
members 
of 
the 
government. 
along 
with 
the 
most 
considerable 
citizens 
of 
Philadelphia, 
WGTE 
dining with 
him. 
After 
dinner, 
Allen 
read 
the 
letter 
to 
the 
company, 
mentioned the amount of the sum 
and 
of 
money which West had paid into his hands at 
the period of his depaftixre from America, adding 
that 
it 
must 
be 
Pretty 
far 
red uced . 
But, 
said 
he 
with 
warmth, 
SCI 
regard 
this 
young 
man 
HS 
an 
honour 
to 
the 
country, 
and 
he is the first 
that 
America 
has 
sent 
to 
cultivate 
the 
fine 
arts,
        

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