John Bonville

E. S. de Beer (ed.), The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: The Correspondence of John Locke: In Eight Volumes, Vol. 6: Letters Nos. 2199–2664

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2368. John Bonville to Locke, 29 December 1697 (2233, 2374)

B.L., MS. Locke c. 4, f. 82b.

London Dec the 29th: 1697

Honoured Cousin

Sir This day I have Got home Too boxes which came From Holland, Sir waiter young ordered Mr Savig, I sopose he Is Their secretary, To send om to my house,1 They have not yet given me The Account of The Charges, only I paid The Carman 2s, I beleeve the boxes wayes betweene 3 or 4 cwt, my wife have Inquired for orenges, There Is non good Tell next week, If Then they are good And at your price I will send you som, I have Allsoe paid Mrs Slade Twenty shillings. I heare mr Firmin Is ded,2 But not Leaveing soe good A Carecter as was Imagened by most, he was, as I understand, A man much confided In, by A great many of Charitable Gentlemen and others, for the Reliffe of the poore but Inricht him self There by, If This be true or noe I know not, but This I doe Know An Am Asured of it, He that Is faithfull To the death, shall pg 283receive A Crowne of Life, My Wife with my son Gives Their Hearty Sarvis to you

  • I Am
  • Deare Cousin your Faithfull Kinsman And Humble Sarvant
  • Jno: Bonville:

Address: For Mr Locke [at Oates, by Joslyn, Bishops Stortford]

Postmarks: de 30

Endorsed by Locke: J: Bonville 29 Dec 97 Answered Jan. 10

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Editor’s Note
1 See p. 269. Probably Richard Savage, at this time Plantation Clerk in the Customs House; secretary in succession to Sanson 1705–10: Chamberlayne; Luttrell, v. 545; vi. 540.
Editor’s Note
2 He died of a fever on 20 December.
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