Thomas Gray to Thomas Wharton, 12 December 1757
Dr Wharton M:D: in
King's-Arms Yard Coleman-Street
You will wonder, why I trouble you so soon with another letter. it is about the great box, wch I committed to the care of your John, & wch does not yet make its appearance at Cambridge: in it are all my shoes, clogs, Encyclopedie, & other rich moveables, & I begin to fear it has miscarried. I shall be much obliged to you, if you will let him make enquiry after it.
What are we to believe about Silesia? am I to make bonfires, or keep a general fast? pray, rid me of this suspence, for it is very uneasy to me.
Egerton MS 2400, ff. 100-101, Manuscripts collection, British Library , London, UK <http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/manuscr/>
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