Isaac Newton to Edmund Halley

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                                July 14. 1686.

S<sup>r</sup>

I have considered yo<sup>r</sup> proposal about wooden cuts & believe it will
be much convenienter for the Reader & may be sufficiently handsome
but I leave it to your determinatino. If you go this way, then I desire
you would divide y<sup>e</sup> first figure into these two.
I crouded y<sup>m</sup> into one to save y<sup>e</sup> trouble
of altering y<sup>e</sup> numbers in y<sup>e</sup> schemes you
have. I am very sensible of y<sup>e</sup> great
kindness of y<sup>e</sup> Gentlemen of your society
to me, far beyond w<sup>t</sup> I could ever expect
or deserve & know how to distinguish between
their favour & anothers humour. Now I understand
he was in some respects misrepresented to me I wish
I had spared y<sup>e</sup> Postscripts in my last. This is true, that his Letters occasioned my 
finding the method of determining ffigures, w<sup>ch</sup> when I had tried in y<sup>e</sup> Ellipsis, I threw
the calculation by bring upon other studies & so it rested for about 5 years
till upon your request I sought for y<sup>t</sup> paper, & not finding it did it again &

                            
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Author
Isaac Newton
Reference
EL/N1/56
Series
EL
Date
1686
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Isaac Newton to Edmund Halley, 1686. From The Royal Society, EL/N1/56

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