Worthy Sir

You are certainly in the right that Sir Isaac was posthumous, I was inadvertently led into the mistake, by the silly custom of beginning the year at Ladyday. Dr: Newton of our town is the person I mean by Mr Newton, it was according to his own order. & all the information he is able to give, you have there: I have sent to Dr. Mead this post another sheet which is the last. I have spoke to the minister of Westby & other places to search their registers, about Sir Isaacs ancestors, & intend to see what Sir Michael Newton our neighbor has about it. & have made other requests where there seems any likelyhood of receiving informations, which you shall see when I have them.

Sir Michael is burgessing at our town very briskly

I am Sir

Your obliged humble servant

Wm: Stukeley

Grantham 15 Iuly 1727.

Tis not unlikely that you may have in your hands a spare copy of Sir Isaacs Principia, if so, I shall esteem it an acceptable present.

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