The Hartlib Papers

Title:Letter, Abraham Rickesius To Hartlib
Dating:8 April 1640

Mr Samuell Hartlibb
                      Dublin 8 aprill anno 1640
Worthy Sir yours of the 29 past I haue receaued by the post, and as I formerly advised you I shall bee glad to bee a poore [tenant?] of yours and in accepting of mee to bee so you doe much oblige mee. Neither shall I bee backward to soo good and holy a worke. [and?] to encourage those worthies I meane Mr Dury and Mr Comenius, who doe Labour for a Pacification, and an extirpation of that roote of Bitternesse. Which hath so <much> enfected those of our profession named Protestants; [seeming? altered? hole in MS] to haue forgotten all Charity, a duty not withstanding so highly recomended to us. I shall intreat you by some [friends &Passengers?] to send mee those treatises which [haue? MS torn] and [rest of line and next line illeg: MS torn] blessinge to it. I doe not [more? MS torn] [write?] what I will Contribute towards it, I shall I hope not bee scanty in it. and I Conceaue the more Liberall, if I had but those treatises you mencion which I haue not [yett seen?] which I pray send [word illeg.] first. hasten them and you will not onely hasten but inflame my Charity, which God graunt and blesse you for furtheringe so [good? MS torn] an worke. I am
                      your obliged friend [&servant?]
                            Abraham [Rickesius?]

[another hand:]
To Mr Samuel Hartlib
 these in Dukes place
[a third hand:] [9d?]
[above address, a fourth hand:] Rickesius
[below address, a fifth hand:] Canting Letters.