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-1664411
Hamilton, 
and 
Smith, 
his 
earliest 
friends 
and patron s, 
were in this country. 
Allen, 
like 
many others 
in 
the 
colonies 
gt that time, 
XVHS 
and a 
a professional man 
both 
merchant. 
He 
held 
indeed 
dignified oHice 
the 
of chief justice in Pennsylvania, and was a person 
of 
powerful 
and 
extensive 
connections 
in 
the 
1_nothe1"-country. 
Hamilton-, 
who 
had 
been 
many 
years 
governor, 
W35 
chiefly 
indebted 
to 
him 
for 
the 
rank 
which 
he 
enjoyed, 
in 
CORSE- 
of having married his sister. 
quence 
The 
naval 
and 
military officers who 
had 
casion, 
found 
the. war, to visit Philadelphia, 
houses of the governor and 
during 
in the 
"Mr. Allen 
a cordial. hospitality which they never 
forgot. 
Many 
of 
these 
oiiicers 
were 
related 
to persons of distinction in London, and being 
anxious to testify to the Americans their grateful 
sense of the kindness which they had expe- 
rienced, rendered the strangers objects of hospit- 
able 
solicitude 
and 
inarked 
respect 
in 
the first 
circles of the metropolis. Mr.West, accordingly, 
on his arrival, Aparticipated in the advantages of
        

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