I had not at this time trespassd vpon your serious imployments but that this happy effect of my negaciation as yow will perceaue by this inclosed, The Gentleman is sonn to Mr Fogg (whose name I suppose yow haue met with) of strong abilitys, great Industry, & an excellent proficient in schoole-Philosophy, But resolud (by Gods grace) now to dedicate himself to the Publicque. I beseech yow Sir Deign him an answer
in mine when yow write next to me, for it will be a great incouragement[altered] to him, & yow shall onely need to write once for afterward I shall communicate to him, He is no Fellow Commoner yet one whose endeauors may very vsefull & acceptable, wee must begin ex minimis
I hope (if God prosper my negotiation) to present yow with men of higher ranck (thoug I can scarce of higher thougts) In the mean time accept this in Christ as the first fruits of my Endeauors.
Your Iewell is a going to the Press (I think) to day, I shall hasten Mean while I resign yee to the dear loue of our Master Christ Iesus & Rest
S. Iohns. Your affectionate servant to
Ian: 8. my vtmost
1646 I Hall
I beseech yow be a means of my accquaintance with Mr Milton & Worsley.