The Hartlib Papers

Title:Letter, Balthazar Gerbier To [Hartlib]
Ref:10/2/43A-44B: 44B BLANK
Notes:Beginning of letter is missing.

you will haue two greate Packs of my printed papers [which?] frends haue taken allong. I cannot see that these papers want anie greate amendment, saue a <two> words which the printer hath (jnpertinently) placed jn the 24 linne, which are[altered from is?] the words, in Them. when the Line (that beginns The Languages which shall bee taught are vitz) needes not the words in them.
And iff any other termes jn that printed paper [sauiours?] the stranger it is no matter, for I do not Intende to teach the English tongue, lesse to haue any domestike seruants that should speake jt, since jt is best [that?] for Scollers to bee jn a house as jff they were jn annother Contry where the English is not spoken:
    Now I shall jntreate you to reflect on the letters heere with to the honourable Mr Speaker Lentall and to M [Denzill?] Hollis; that you would first repaire to Benners Castle to Enquire iff Mr Sidney Beare (who was 9 yeares to gether my Secretary and now js the Lord Pembrokes seruant) [iff he?] hath don anny thing jn my passe; as I desired him to knowe off My lady the Contesse of Claire (who liues jn drury Lane) iff her [Ladyship?] had moued her Sonne jn my behalfe for a passe; that I may not trouble (Impertinently) diuers perssons about one thing, when jt may bee a thing of Coursse, or gotten with a word: all which I do represent unto you jn the same spiritt (as the french men say) to the

the ende no time nor formallitty may bee neglected jn this businesse; the season spending appace, and growing troblesome for weomen to passe the Seas: And that I haue in many things found true the Italian saying qui vol vade, qui non vol mande; and so I must conclude that all businesses <off perssonall of labour and consequence> require the presence of the party concerned therein. Thus I do see a necessity for me to passe jnto England, eare the weather breakes to much.
Iff therefore, Mylady the Countesse of Claire hath not yett moued nor Mr Beare and that theire must bee a petition drawne expressing my desiour you will bee pleased to consulte with eather parties and to remember that the Passe must bee jn these precise termes. To passe from france jnto England. my selfe. my wyffe. my sonne daughter. man, and maden seruant/
    It may bee that the Lady Contesse of claire is jn the Contry And Mr Sidney Beare also out of the Towne jn which casse the readiest expedient for the getting of my passe will bee best for me: your letters neede not to trouble any more Mr doctor Boate. Only sett my name, A Monsieur le Cheuallier gerbier on your letter, and jt shall finde jts suere adresse
Thus I rest
                      Your humble seruant
                           B gerbier

Iff you walke att Bednall greene and make a visitte theire to Mr William kipp. you [will?] <may> tell him that he needes not trouble him selfe with much writing for jff I had my passe I would not stay jn Babilon one day