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Letter 20: 28th April, 1835
To J. Tarn, Esq.
(ENDORSED: recd. May, 1835)
ST. PETERSBURG, APRIL 28th [old style], 1835.
I SEND you an account of monies spent in the editing of the Acts of the Apostles
and the first volume of the Epistles. I beg leave at the same time to acknowledge
the receipt of Mr. Jackson's letter. I am sorry that any mistake should have
occurred, but the cause of the one in question was, that at the time I last wrote to
you, I was unable to refer to my previous account; however, the mistake now
I take this opportunity of informing you that I shall be obliged to order sixty or
seventy more reams of paper, as the quantity which I at present possess will not
be sufficient to complete the work. You will see the reason of this in the account
which I now send you. In the first volume of the Epistles there are forty-three
sheets, and in the second there will be nearly the same number; these two
volumes in thickness will be equal to three of the previous parts. During the last
month I have experienced great difficulty in keeping the printers at work on
account of the festivals of the season, but I am glad to say that I have never
failed to obtain six sheets every week.
I have received the Revd. Mr. Jowett's letter, and shall write to him in a few days.