Wrote Letter L-230 of 1693-12-08 to Richard Waller, a cover letter

December 8, 1693
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Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation from Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren

Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter as cover letter for Letter L-228. States that he sends his observations of the reproduction of a flea, in printed form, and hopes that this will be acceptable.

He requested that packages to him be sent via

Mr. Philip van Leeuwen at Rotterdam, who is my sister's son and who, with every convoy that goes to London or comes back from there, always ships goods to London or receives them.

The convoys were necessary to protect shipments against pirates.