John Locke

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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367. Locke to Sir John Banks, 5/15 January 1678 (365, 370)

B.L., MS. Locke c. 24, f. 22. Draft. Answers no. 365.


I have great obligation to you for the care you expresse of my satisfaction which yet I cannot enjoy to that degree I hoped as long as you let me understand there is any point wherein you want it and it begins presently to be a burthen to me as soon as it comes within the mention of being a charge to you: for I cannot but thinke you pay to deare for it if it costs you any thing. Tis upon this as well as severall other considerations that the caution I seeme to beare about me in reference to mony is very much in earnest and I beg the favour of you that the current of our expences may run in the same channell it has donne hitherto and the mony be still continued in Mr B hands. If in the receit or disbursement of it or any matter of accounts here my assistance may be usefull he may be assurd by what is past that it shall not be wanting to him and if you shall thinke fit at any time to give me any direction concerning our way of liveing or management of expences I shall endeavour the best I can to conduct them in that method that you shall order. For ⟨haveing⟩a besides those good wishes I have always very seriously had for M.B. this late unexpected obligation to him you may be satisfied I shall not be bacward in any care or pains that may be serviceable to him or assure you that I am

Endorsed by Locke: JL to Sir J: Banks 15 Jan. 78

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