Physiologe und Physiker (1677-1761). Autograph letter signed ("Stephen Hales"). Teddington. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).
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To Mr. Joyne "in Lambe Buildinge in the Inner Temple, London": "I heartily condole with you on the unhappy Death of your Brother. These villanies must necessarily increase yearly more + more, while the lower People are made mad by those intoxicating Drams, which by a consummate folly are held in great Profusion to the mouth of the meanest. A temptation well known to be too great to be resisted. As I guess that the tenants will make you some Payments about this Time, And as I have a considerable Sum to pay in London to charitable users, It will save the hazard of carrying money to + fro.