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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2503 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 9 February 1759 n.s.
Dated 1759 d. 9 febr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Illustri Archiatro,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Gratulor adventum filii optimi dulcissimi in hunc orbem; faxit, Deus, ut; vivat sano corpore et adolescat in Parentum solatium atque premat magni Parentis vestigia, similis parenti facie, moribus, anima, sapientia, eruditione.

Perculsus legi quae scribis de statu nobilissimae puerperae Conjugis, probe gnarus quam periculi plena sit haec alea. Quaeso, ne intermittas propinare Gt. 12 vel 16 paregorici (Rc. Laud. liqu. [symbol] ij R Croci [symbol]j m.) et hoc quidem semel de die, sed bis, si malum obstinax; fotus ventriculi e mentha crispa et haustus infus. stipit. Dulcamarae aliquoties quotidie, nec parce. Dii Meliora! Rescribas proxime, nec amicum Tuum in ancipiti detineas.

Rumor hic dispersus est inter cives, quod Borussi Deminum et Anclamum nostratibus surripuere; spero, quod vanus fuerit, cum novella Suetica nihil ejusmodi habeat hodie.

Vale et fave Tuo!

Upsaliae 1750 d[ie] 9 febr[uarii].

Si occasio aliquando se sistat adeundi Illustrissimum nostrum Cancellarium, quaeso, pro amicitia Tua ipsi grates reddas devotissimas, quod mihi gratiosissimus fuerit et dederit demonstratorem filium.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus congratulates Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
on the birth of his son [Fredric Ulric Abraham BäckBäck, Fredric Ulric Abraham
(1759-1759). Swedish. Son of Anna
Charlotta and Abraham Bäck.
] whom he wishes a long life in his fatherís footsteps.

Linnaeus was shocked by what Bäck had written on the state of his wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
], and Linnaeus gives him some advice on some medicine to help her. He hopes that she will recover. Linnaeus wants to be kept informed.

There is a rumour that the Prussians have taken Anclam and Demmin. Linnaeus hopes the rumour is unfounded, since the Swedish newspapers do not say anything about it.

If Bäck has an opportunity to see Carl Diedric EhrenpreusEhrenpreus, Carl Diedric
(1692-1760). Swedish. Count,
Councillor, Chancellor of Uppsala
University. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, he should forward to him Linnaeusís thanks for his generosity.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 61-62   p.61  p.62.