ril 6, 1769.
Gentlemen,—Though I am ignorant of the motive you had to honour me with the unmerited degree of D. in D., yet I am able to assure you, that those abilities which God has given me have been ever devoted to the service of truth and liberty; never once resigning the right of private judgment to any human authority, nor consenting to sacrifice conscience on the altar of human emolument.
I take this occasion to congratulate you on the advances liberty is making in the kingdom of Scotland, and on the many excellent publications from your countrymen.
I wish prosperity to the University of St. Andrews, and should rejoice to render it any service.
I am, with the greatest respect,
Your most obliged obedient servant, Caleb Fleming.
We will hope that none of the parties concerned were troubled with any misgivings that they had made a mistake in thus distinguishing this uncompromising champion of truth and liberty, and of private judgment in opposition to