Sir Thomas Stringer

E. S. de Beer (ed.), The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: The Correspondence of John Locke: In Eight Volumes, Vol. 1: Introduction; Letters Nos. 1–461

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pg 566378. Thomas Stringer to Locke, 15 April 1678 (355, 389)

B.L., MS. Locke c. 19, ff. 139–40.

Aprill 15th. 1678.

Deare Sir

Sinc my Comming to Towne I saw a letter from you to mr Hoskins wherein you complaine of not hearing from us. what that Gent hath done I know not but this is the third or fourth letter I have sent sinc I received any from you, besides that with the bill of Exchange from mr Herbert1 by this time I suppose you have an accompt that the money is received thereupon, mr Cholmly2 readily Complying therewith, but a Clause lattly passed in the Act of Poll Money, to Prohibitt all kinde of Trade with France, hath hindred any shipps from importing any thing that is of the Growth, Manufacture, or Product of France sinc the 20th of the last month,3 whereby none of those things you mention to have sent by mr Herbert or mr Phrasier4 is brought on shore, notwithstanding mr Herbert hath very much solicited for the Clearing of it. The mellon seeds you sent me is received and delivered both unto my Lord5 and Sir Paule6 according unto your order. I gave you an account of my enquiry after Major Sallaway,7 whoe is now in London and in prety good health, he hath bin here these 7 or 8 weekes, hath had somthing of a Cold sinc his coming to Towne, but it is indifferently well gon off. I have enquired of my Lord if he desires an more books or mapps, whoe tells me he cannot yett tell whether he shall want any others or noe, unlesse he knew what other mapps were to be had, or whether the warr is likely to turne this Summer. The mapps you sent by Mrs Armstrong came to mr Hoskins hand and by him were presented to my Lord, but for the 2 bottles of the Queen of Hungarys water you formerly sent by mr Upton, I could never yett heare of them. I have bought Sir William Temples State pg 567of Holland1 but cannot finde an opertunity of sending it to you, the very first I have you shall not faile to receive it. I presume you have heard of the death of mr Peter Locks daughter Stratton,2 which is a great affliction to him; Your friends are very Glad of the hopes you give them to see you in a little time here in London, I thank God in our Family they continue very well, and wilbe Extreamly glad to bid you wellcome home, and amongst them all none can be better pleased to shake you by the hand then

  • Dearest Sir
  •   Your most Faithfull and affectionate servant
  • T: S:

Address: A mounseur Mounseiur Lock Gentilhome Anglois Chez Monsr: Charas Apotecaire rue de Boucherie a Fauxbourge St Germaine a Paris.

Endorsed by Locke: T: Stringer 15 Apr. 78

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Editor’s Note
1 Probably Thomas Herbert, the future eighth earl of Pembroke: pp. 542, 668 n., etc.; Locke, Journal, 12 March, 2 May 1678 N.S.
Editor’s Note
2 John Cholmeley at the Golden Anchor opposite St. Dunstan's church: ibid. 1678, p. 64.