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May it please your Grace

The letter you were pleased to honour the Royal Society with came so late to their hands that I could not sooner return you their thanks for the great humanity and Civility wherewith you have treated them. Your Graces Letter was read in a full meeting of the Society, to the great satisfaction and Pleasure of all the Members present.

Whenever any thing comes to their knowledge which they may think acceptable to your Grace, they will take care to communicate it. and in the meantime desired me to signify to your Grace how exceedingly you have obliged them

I am your Graces most humble and most obedient servant

Isaac Newton

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A Letter from The President to the Duke D'Aumont Ordered may 27th 1714

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