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HAMBURG. . • Mr. Hubner, Rector of our School, and Author of several Genealogical, Historical,andGeographical Books, died on the 21st of May. M. Staphorst, Minister of St. John's Church died on the 7th of July. He has left Materials to complete his History of the City of Hamburg.
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(had received severalimperfect Informations, fome of them from Paris, that other Personis defignedor had actually begun to translate thisBook, and on the 17th of May a Letter was brought to me by the Penny-poft,on the fame Subject, dated four Diys before, and signed R. Builer. As the Gentleman who wrote it, whoever he bey did not think_fit to let ine know to what Place I could send him an Answer, I took the Liberty to defire that Favouroflim in the Daily Post-Boy of May 19. but have never heard from him fince: In the present State of the Republick of Leto ters for April last, printed for Mr. Innys, I find the Conditions of my Subscription inserted in the second Literary Article from London with a N. B. annex’d, which appears evidently to come from the Writer of the Letter already mention'd, and therefore the same short Answer will serve for both.. :Iain so far from pretending to a sole Liberty or Privilege of translating this Work, that it was Solely because I could not have any such Privilege in this Country, that I found myself under a Necessity of taking in a Subscription ; And this Expedient has already succeeded so well that I am now under no manner of Apprehension that I shall lose any Part of the Fruit of my Undertaking, thó' a considerable Progress were made in twenty different Translations by Persons who believe they understand both French and English as well as I do, and even the Subject too, which this Advertiser has left out, in the modest Picture he
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Had this Gentleman been so good as to let me know where to direct an Answer to the Letter he sent me, I designed to have set him right about one thing, in which I am afraid some very honest Bookseller has milled him, I mean how far the Property of any Undertaking of this kind, is understood among Men of Honour, to be secured to the Person who first advertises it in the News- Papers; but it is unnecessary to trouble the Publick with any thing more upon this head than what I have said in my Proposals.