The Hartlib Papers

Title:Letter, John Hall To Hartlib
Dating:23 February 1647
Ref:60/14/24A-25B: 24B, 25A BLANK

Worthy Sir.
I haue adressed my self to yow yesterday (according to Custome) but that I was desirous to let mine of this week Come accompanyed[altered] with that peice which both yow & my self haue so long desired to see finisht[altered], & I trust I shall obtain one or two to conveigh for the present, The Rest expect with all possible speed.
for that Idea of Dr Gibbons I haue Communicated it to some Men of Iudgement who look vpon that thing as an Attempt deserving all Honour; & they onely doubt, of the performance, That piece of logicque, (which I must with your leave Reserv till next) week) My Tutor hath [persused?] & likes. I hope to haue some of his observacions vpon it, yow haue heer a letter from him. I beseech yow endeauour an answer, for it will be a means to Engage a most learned Man in this service; & one whom I Once Conceiu'd as a great difficulty to induce to any thoughts that way. My Memory for the present do's not suggest me of any thing els to present to your Consideracion, onely that yow haue Receiued the Books by Mr Daniel, I beseech Almighty God direct & prosper yow
Feb. 23.              Your truly affectionate friend
  1646/7.                               I Hall

               To his much honord freind
                   Mr Samuel Hartlibb
                      at Dukes-place
[right, another hand:]
  by Ed: Ashpole Carrier at the
greene dragon Bishopgat
he returnes thursdaies