Good Sir

I received your kind present, & am convinc'd the world will be the more impatient for your account of Sir Isaac, by reading the Elogium. I have not been able to collect any thing further, material to your purpose {tho'} I have not spar'd enquirys. I have got an extract from the register of Westby but nothing in it significant. I shall endeavor to assist Dr. Newton (who is no extraordinary penman) to answer all your querys, as fully as possible. Your Cozen Newton Smith is in a languishing condition. If you reserv'd any copys of the Chronology from the Printer, I shall beg the addition to your favors, of one to be left for me at Bettesworths the bookseller in Pater noster row: but not that you need to buy one. I am persuaded you will soon be master of materials enough to give us a full account of Sir Isaacs life. the sheet you sent Dr. Newton is certainly Sir Isaacs hand writing, I have another sheet before me from among Sir Isaacs papers relating to his estate, of the very same hand. I remain with thanks for your favors & kind wishes to me         Good Sir

Your most obliged

& most obedient Servant

Wm: Stukeley

Grantham Ian. 16. 1727.8.

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