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Amsterdam * one year younger tlian Mr .-Locke , and in I 655 ? had become a preacher among the RemonstrantSo After several situations , im 166 ? he was chosen Minister at . Amsterdam , and thenext year Professor of Divinity in that cityo
During this year , 1685 * Mr . Locke was concealed two or three months at Amsterdam , in the house-of-Mr . Veen 9 father-in-law to Dr . Guenelon ^ till , in September , he retired to Cleve 9 a city on the borders of the Rhine , * where he commenced -the following Comespondence *
The Correspondence between Locke and Limborch , 1685—1704 . No . l . John Locke to Philip a himhorck * Chve 9 28 Sep . 1685 * My Excellent Friend ,
YOU will readily believe , that in writing to our friend Mr . Guenelon , ten days ago , I did not omit my respects to yourself . Yet a sense of duty , and a recollection of your favours , demand from Hie a more direct
expression of my esteem and gratitude , lest I should seem to do that , as a matter of course , or negligently , which I feel to be a highly incumbent duty ; especially as the silence of our friend Guenelon leaves me in doubt whether
he received my letter . I should peculiarly regret its miscarriage , because if it did not reach him , I might appear to disregard or undervalue the numerous services by which you all
have obliged me , or you might soppose that , during the interval of a few hours , I could forget those numerous benefits , the remembrance of which no time can
efface-In that letter 1 also mentioned the kind reception given me by your friend Vander Key , and how zealously he had assisted me . The name reminds me again to express my thanks to you for this introduction to Ins friendship , though it be but a trifling benefit , compared with your accumulated favours * I am unable also to
express , adequatel y * my semse of the kindness I received from Mr . Veen and his excellent wife . Pray express them for me in your happiest pliiraseology . I wrote to Mr . Guenelon that I was ~~ " ' ' — ¦ ¦ Mil » U . iT « ¦ l » * Biog . Brit . Va 2998 . Note O .
inclined to remain here for health $ sake * . The . pleasantness of the placep and , if not absolute indolence , yet the love of . quiet and an aversion to the hurry of travelling still detain me * My daily walks , by which I strive
against a disposition to idleness , are very pleasant . But how much more agreeable would they be , if $ could have some , of you as the companions of my rambles I For this I wish continually both for ^ our sakes and my
own , especially "while the weather is so fioeo Such an excursion , would , I think 9 be far from unfavourable to Mr . Guenelon ' s health , whose tender lungs and delicate constitution * the serene air of this place would suit exactly o
I pray you write to me , and say what is passing among you , especially as to our affairs . But , above all , inform me of your own and our friend ' s health . I am , yours , most respectfully , Jo LOCKE *
14 The Correspondence between Locke and Limhorch ^ translated *
Noo 2 o John Locke to Philip a Limborch * Cleve Oct . 3 , 1685 . My WouTHif Friend , I HAVE received from you two letters , full of kindness and good-will , nor will von * I trust , deem me
ungrateful if , under my present anxiety , I answer neither of them as they deserve . I only entreat this , that you contrive for my having intelligence of the Earl of Pembroke ' s arrival , from some of your friends at the Hague , who can send the information either
to you or me . The Commander of the British forces was mentioned as coming over , and , if not arrived , is expected daily . I wish particularly to have the earliest notice of his approach . * Having said this , 1 am satisfied that you will procure for me the most prompt information .
I must reserve other subjects to the next opportunity , as the packet Is going . Salute my friends most affectionately in my name . Farewell , and continue to regard me , as yours , most respectfully , J . JLOCKE .
* Mr . Locke seems to apprehend some inconvenience from these British troops j but how they came into a neutral country 9 or on what authority they could have molested him there * does not appear *
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1818, page 14, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2472/page/14/