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Sr

I have been stayed from writing to you longer then I intended by reason that I could not till of late meet wth a day clear enough at noon-time, to try some of ye experiments herein set down. And now I have not sent you an {illeg}|a|nswer so full as I intended at first but perhaps more to ye purpose considering who I have to deale wth, whose buisiness it is to cavill. The other buisiness you wrote to me about \viz: about stocking us wth fruit trees/ I shall be glad to promote. Some inquiry I have made about it, & wthin a few days, when I have got some further information & discoursed it wth some that are most like to entertein ye proposall, I hope to give you {illeg}|a| further account of it. In ye mean time I rest

Yor humble Servant

Is. Newton

Cambridge
Aug: 22. 1676.

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For Henry Oldenburg Esq
at his house about the middle
of ye old Pal-maill in

West{illeg}|m|inster

London

wth care.

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Rec. Aug. 23. 76.

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found by Stiles at the green
dragon in bishops gate on
           on {sic} thursday

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