John Wynne

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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2386. John Wynne, later bishop of Bath and Wells, to Locke, 29 January 1698 (2366, 2472)

B.L., MS. Locke c. 23, f. 133. Locke wrote on a blank space a draft of his later letter to Wynne, no. 2472.

Honoured Sir

My stay att London after I had receiv'd your letter1 was so short, that I had not time to make you any return from thence: And since that I have been in so unsettled and moving a posture that I have not found leisure to reflect on that which lies deepest in my mind; and that is the sense I have of my obligations to you. These I must alwaies own are so many and so great, that the highest acknowledgments I can make must fall very much short of them. And I account it no small accession to all your favours that you are pleas'd to entertain so favourable an opinion of me, as those kind expressions of respect and esteem you bestow upon me in your last assure me you do. I shall alwaies be very forward to lay hold of any occasion of letting you and others know how just a value I have for you: and endeavour to make the most gratefull returns I can for all your favours, which I shall constantly pg 311acknowledge in expressions of the highest honour and respect, If I may not be able to do it in more real services. I left your Bill in a freind's hand to receive the money from Mr Churchill because I had not time to receive it my self. I received your Book which was left for me att my Lord's,1 but did not then know whether I ow'd it to you or Mr Churchill; but now that I do, I return you my most humble thanks. I had the honour to present your service to My Lord before I left his Lordship, which his Lordship received with such expressions of respect as he usually dos what comes from you. My Lords kind invitations, together with the satisfaction I propose in your conversation, are such powerfull Inducements to bring me up to London sometime this year, that I know of nothing that can divert me from it. I am with the greatest service and respect

  • Sir
  • your most oblig'd humble servant
  • John Wynne

Oxon Jan 29. 9⅞

Address: To The Honoured John Locke Esquire att Sir Francis Massam's att Oates in Essex.

Postmark: fe 3

Endorsed by Locke: J. Wynne 29 Jan. 9⅞

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Editor’s Note
1 Written on 3 January: no. 2366 endorsement.
Editor’s Note
1 Probably Locke's first Reply to Stillingfleet; Pembroke.
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