To Sr Isaac Newton

Sr

I beg you will not think mee impertinent in troubling \you/ with this. it is upon ye account of ye Medall

Proceribus populis concentientibus

I think it will be better thus

Senatu Populo sancientibus

Proceres is but a Metaphor {&} is properly Off ye Off Beams in buildings, and expresses rather cheif Officers than Noblemen

Populos is {rea}d in ye plurall number but I think ofter in ye singular sancire leges in Tully's word

I am yor most obedient Serv

S: Garth

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