Friends have thought that Comenius will stay in Sweden over winter. That is how the chaos in correspondence happened. That is the reason why Comenius did not answer for so long. He received a letter from Herbert about mistakes in his treatise. Comenius will answer both of his letters at once. Comenius writes about the book Gangraena published by T. Edwards and sent to Bergius. Comenius looked over it with horror and joy at once. Comenius writes about his opinions on Independents. He acquired from baron Dohna Bergius' treatise Apostolische Regel for Hartlib. Comenius' patron had promised pension, but he payed only Comenius' pension for the last year. Comenius would like to help “Ro” but he does not have anything to give.
Sending books, exchange
Work mentioned: Gangraena
Immanuel! Ad binas Tuas respondere habeo, amicorum desideratissime. Alteras 22 Junii, alteras 15 Octobr. datas. Priores illae Dantisci per unum et alterum mensem haesrunt, reditum è Svecia meum expectantes: cumq[ve] desperarent amici, meq[ve] ibi hiematurum, suspicarent[ur], miserunt eodem, cum iam in itinere essem.
Non t[antu]m damni foret, silere ad ista, sed et existi[ma]tionis. Nolo inter in postremu[m] architectos haberi, sciant id. Sed n[on] vacat plus - Plus[c]ulu[m] te[m]poris speraba[m] - sed ereptu[m] mihi e[st] aliis. Daba[m] 5 Cal. Jan. - 47.