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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2521 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 2 March 1759 n.s.
Dated 2 martii 1759. Sent from () to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish & Latin.

Optimo suo Baeckio
S[alutem]
C[arolus] Linnaeus

Immenso moerore confectus sum ob dolores optimae Conjugis Tui, quae Bubones mammarum incurrit; factum hoc fuit vel ab acido vel alteratione; et Medicina nimis sero propinata destructis scilicet vasis. faxit Deus ut brevi reconvalescat.

Om någon anmäler någon till Ryttare hos M[in] K[iäre] Broder, hwar om jag giort anstalt, så säg den som skaffar en sådan att jag består 100 plåtar, och af de 100 plåtar behåller den som skaffar mig karl, alt det som han får öfwer sedan Ryttaren tagit sin lega: näml[igen] så att om han får Ryttare för 300 dlr, får den som skaffar 300 dlr; men om han gifwer Ryttaren 400 dlr, får den skaffande 200 dlr. Ryttaren får det bästa boställe wid hela regementet, med åcker och äng. Men Ryttaren bör vara så stor att han approberas; och jag will gifwa min sedel till sedelhafwaren att då karlen är approberad har han därföre att befalla 600 dlr på stund.

Låt mig wetta nästa post huru nådiga fruen mår, och låt oss ej wara i bivio

en artig mineralogie och en liten tractat af nya insecter har Schreber i Halle utgifwit. nytt älliest intet.

Vale.

D[ie] 2 Martii 1759.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus is concerned by the difficulties that Abraham BäcksBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
]has with her breasts during lactation. There must be something sour or some alternation, and the medicine can have been applied too late, after the vessels were already destroyed. Linnaeus prays to God that she will recover.

Linnaeus has to find a man who can be accepted as a dragoon. He pays 600 daler, and the person who finds him can keep the rest of the sum after the dragoon has got his part. With the position, there follows the best croft of the unit, with a field and a meadow. However, the person must be approved before anything can be paid.

Linnaeus wants to be kept informed on the status of Bäcks wife.

Johan Christian Daniel SchreberSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has published a decent mineralogy [Lithographia HalensisSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
Lithographia Halensis,
diss., pres. J.J. Lange (Halle, [1758]).
] and a little treatise on new insects [Novae species insectorumSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
Novae species insectorum: Cum
figvris aeneis coloribus pictis

(Halle, 1759).
]. There is nothing else to be reported.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 62-63   p.62  p.63.