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London Feb. 11. 169$\frac{6}{7}$.

Sr

This morning Collol|n|el Blunt the Kings first Engineer was with me & acquainted me wth a designe ye King ha{illeg}|d| to allow 10s per diem for two Masters to teach Engineering (I meane ye Mathematical grounds of it) two hours each day to those of ye Army who will come to hear them publickly, Engineers & Officers & others who shall have ye curiosity & capacity. I proposed you as a fit person for on to be one of ye two if you should think fit to accept of ye thin{illeg}|g|. By bringing you acquainted wth ye Officers & making you known to the King it may be a means of making way for something better. The Collonel will call on me 7 or 8 days hence for yor answer. I am

Yor faithfull friend to serve you

Is. Newton.

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I wrote to you ye last Post
for an Engineers place. I question
whether you can have both.

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For Mr Edmund Halley
Controller of the Mint at

Chester