The Nuttall Encyclopedia
MacKintosh, Sir James
Philosopher and politician, born in Inverness-shire; took his degree in medicine, but went to the London bar; was a Whig in politics; wrote "Vindiciæ Gallicæ" in reply to Burke's philippic; defended Peltier, Bonaparte's enemy, in a magnificent style, and contributed a masterly preliminary "Dissertation on Ethics" to the "Encyclopædia Britannica" (1763-1832).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'MacKintosh, Sir James'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/mackintosh-sir-james.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.