The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Hume's Argument against Miracles, and the Idea of Natural Law (Hume)’
Inference is any act of deliberate assent, in any degree, however slight, which a man accords to a proposition because he thinks that assent warranted by his already accorded assent to another proposition or propositions, called the premisses.
MS [R] 873:3 (var.); HP 2:912
‘Inference’ (pub. 03.02.13-08:39). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-humes-argument-against-miracles-and-idea-natural-law-hume-0.