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Letters Of George Borrow by George Borrow

To J. Tarn, Esq.

ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 1, 1835.

The last account which I had the honour of transmitting to you detailed expenses in the editing of the Mandchou Testament as far as the first two sheets of St. John. That Gospel having by the blessing of the Almighty passed through the press, and a copy of it bound, and also copies of the three other Gospels, having been forwarded to London, I snatch a moment from my occupation to give an account of my late outgoings, the sums drawn for having been considerable on account of my having many and large bills to discharge. When I last wrote, I retained in hand 75 roubles 50 copecks, of the sum of 3500 drawn for; since which sum I have drawn for the separate sums of 5000 and 500 according to the books of the Sarepta House. I had advanced to the printer in consequence of the illness of his compositors the sum of 250, which being deducted from the 5000 I shall, in order to prevent confusion, take no notice of, and proceed to give an account of the disbursement of
R. C.
5575 50

11 Jany. 4125
1835, paid
Mr.
Pluchard
for one
hundred and
sixty-five
reams of
paper at
25R. per
ream
27 Dec. 450
1834, paid
Mr.
Lauffert
for the
binding of
St. Matthew
Do. for 2 10
chests to
contain St.
Matthew
Jan.2, 200
1835, to
printer for
3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9, 10
of St. John
Do. for 60
printing
6000
titles,
being
sufft. for
6 of the 8
parts of
the Test.
Jany.9, 150
from 10 to
16 of St.
John
Do. for the 4
casting of
6 large
type, for
titles, not
in Baron
Schilling's
colln., the
rest being
furnished
by him
Do.16. 150
From 16 to
22 of St.
John
Do.22. To 450
Mr.
Lauffert
for bindg.
St. Mark's
Gospel
Chests 10
Do.22,.22 112 50 5721 50 to 26 and a
half of St.
John
The Society 146R. 0C. are
therefore
at the
present
moment
further
indebted to
me

Should you discover at any time any inaccuracy in the accounts which I transmit, you will much oblige me by instantly making me acquainted with the same, in order that a satisfactory explanation may be given. The sacrifice of time to the correction of the manuscript and proof-sheets scarcely allows me a moment's leisure, and I am moreover compelled to superintend the printers and book-binders, for everything goes wrong without a strict surveillance.

By the time these lines reach you the Acts of the Apostles (the Lord willing) will have passed through the press. Next week I hope to write to the Revd. J. Jowett.

I remain, etc.,

G. BORROW.

P.S. -- I believe that the seven shillings may be accounted for in this manner. I charged seven pounds for my passage to Hamburg, whereas I paid seven guineas.

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