409 Thomas Hollis “2nd” to Edward Wigglesworth

    London July 18, 1733

    Dr. Wiglesworth


    Your Friend Mr. Oliver276 Delivered me your kind Letter of the 24 May. He appears to me a very Modest and Deserving Gentleman and as your friend any service I am Capable of Doing him shall not be Wanting. He has been Lately att our Oxford to see a pompous Publick Act wether More usefull then the less Ceremonious of your Cambridg he will inform you att his Return. He is now going to Visitt Holland and I believe is Verry Capable of improveing by what he sees.

    I remember well to have recieved some pacquetts after the Death of My Honored Unkle Directed to Professors &c. of the Universitty of Eadinburg, The which as to the propperest hand I committed to the Care of Dr. Avery Here, who assured Me he had taken due care of forwarding and delivery. Possibly the Death of the Worthy Divinity Professor there Mr. Hammilton277 may have hindred the Acknowledgment of the reciept of yours. I rejoyce in the prosperity and encrease of your family and pray each addition may prove a Blessing.278

    By this Conveyance the Colledg will receive a small Case of Books279 of which I desire their kind acceptance—Vizt 18 quarto Volumes of the french Academy of Sciences Transactions, being a Continuation for the 17 before sent. I think those books will some time if not att present prove usefull—3 folios—of the various Religious Customs and Ceremony in the World. There are More of these prepareing, which when finisht probably will follow.

    folio—the Workes of the Author of the whole Duty of Man—a Miselaneous piece called our London Magazine for Amusement.

    fo. Isaac Newtons late Book on the Prophecys—and a Voyage by a french Missionery from Canada towards Missisipi. The perusall may be of some use to some Gentlemen in your parts. Please to accept my hearty Love and Service and present the same to Mr. Professor Greenwood, Mr. President Wadsworth and the Reverend Mr. Coleman in particular and to all the Members and Governours of the Colledg in Generall. Sinceerly wishing itts prosperity and improvement

    I am Sir

    Your affectionate friend and servant

    Thomas Hollis

    Hollis-Leverett mss, Houghton Library.