Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 52

Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... As my Brother has a pretty numerous family I know the money will be usefull to him & I should be sorry he should in any manner suffer by his unskillfullness in Business But at the same time I must take care that my own family do not suffer by my desire to serve him & therefor I write to him to acknowledge in the letter of advice to you that this money is in full for a Legacy of two hundred pounds Pensylvania Money left him by his & my Aunt Eliz'h Hill late of Philadelphia widow & that he likewise inclose to you a discharge of the said Legacy to be transmitted to me & that this advice & discharge are the conditions on which the money is to be paid to him or his order Dear Sir I am sorry that my want of acquaintance in London obliges me to give you this trouble but there is a pleasure which good men feel in doing good that I hope will recompence it. I am now obliged to attend our Governor to Albany & the Frontiers of the Province till our Army shall March from thence on the Expedition against Canada & am therefor obliged to write this letter before I receive the Bills from Philadelphia & to leave it with our friend Mr Alexander to inclose the Bill least the ship should sail before I can have an other opportunity of writing I have receiv'd yours of the 30'h of March for which I am much obliged but my thoughts are so much engaged in the publick affairs at this time that I must delay writing on Philosophical subjects to another Opportunity I sent by the snow Sally nine Copies of a little treatise I have printed which is entitled an Explication of the First Causes of Action in matter & of the Cause of Gravitation & shall if I have time send some more by this ship. I am Sr & I...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947819
  • 9781236947819