Letter 0603

Jezreel Jones to Hans Sloane – December 13, 1699

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Date: December 13, 1699
Author: Jezreel Jones
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4037
Folio: ff. 357-358

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[fol. 357] Sr I am removeing my Lodging this day from the other end of the Town to the corner of Water Lane at Mr Drings, when Mr William Methuen Lodges; And if I can be spared to looke after my things this evening I shall be very thankfull, I was just now at Gresham Colledg to desire this favor or leave word, but I found nobody there. the enclosed papers were read last day except that relateing to the Description of Mr Luffkins Organi Pneumatici. And that also of the Description of a Curve by its Equable Evolution. If I can not possibly be spared pray pleas to tell the Messenger these goe by to let me know it Immediatly, And I will not be long in goeing thither. This Spice they call In Portugall Indian Fennell, it is an excellent thing (they say) for many distempers especially for some in the head, heart & Breast. This Picture is painted upon the Glass on the inside by a Napolitan at Madrid. You may if you pleas untack it, to Satisfy the Curious, but wth. great caution that it not be broke, Least a Restitution should be demanded of me. My Obdient humble service to Sr. John Hoskins & all the Honble. Gentlemen. I am with great truth. Sir Your most faithfull & most Ob: servant J Jones Decr. 13th. 1699.

Jezreel Jones was a traveler and diplomat known for his Arabic skills. He was elected clerk to the Royal Society in 1698 and chosen as British envoy to Morocco in 1704 (Elizabeth Baigent, Jones, Jezreel (d. 1731), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15022, accessed 3 July 2013]).

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