E. S. de Beer (ed.), The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: The Correspondence of John Locke: In Eight Volumes, Vol. 4: Letters Nos. 1242–1701

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pg 5791565. Locke to Edward Clarke, 11 November [1692] (1557, 1566)

B.M., Add. MS. 4290, f. 63. Printed incompletely in Forster, p. 54; Fox Bourne, ii. 247–8; the whole in Rand, pp. 359. Year from Clarke's endorsement.

Oates 11° Nov:

Dear Sir

Omnia bene1 you know needs not many words to make a returne in. I wish you can give such an account from thence.

I expect every day several books concerning the Inquisition writ by Mr Limborch amongst the rest there is one for the Bishop of Bath and Wells with a letter to him. I have orderd Mr Pawling to put what is for that worthy Bishop into your hands to be deliverd him by you in my stead and with my service pray excuse my not haveing waited upon him as I have a long time desired and hope ere long I shall have the oportunity to doe, though it be one of the inconveniencys I suffer from my ill lungs that they usually drive me out of town when most of my freinds and those whom I would wish to be Near are in it

My wife and I and every body here respectively to you and Madam and yours. I hope every day to hear of her safe delivery and am

yours J L

The books were shipd in Holland above a fortnigh agon soe that I hope they may be in London before this. Pray excuse the trouble of the inclosed

Address: For Edward Clarke Esquire member of Parliament at Mrs Henmans overagainst Litle turnstile in Holburne London


Postmark: no 14

Endorsed by Clarke: Mr. Lock to deliver Mr Limborch's booke to the Bishop of Bath and Wells etc: Received the 14th. November 1692. Answered the 15th.

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Editor’s Note
1 'All goes well.' The phrase is used in churchwardens' visitation returns.
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