Nunquam satis dicitur, quod nunquam satis discitur. *
Eximium, Nobilem, ac Doctum Juvenem
D[omi]num Franciscum P. Pápai, in Nobili Scientia Medica amplioris
experientiae gratiâ, nonnullas exteras Regiones adire volentem,
cum voto felicis itineris, his paucis comitatur:
Viennae Austr. 22. 7bris -711
Mich[ael] Balku de Hatház.
Cels[issimi] S. R. I. Princip[is] D[omi]ni Michaël[is]
* This quotation is a paraphrase of Seneca, Epistulae morales
ad Lucilium 27.9: “Nunquam nimis dicitur,
quod nunquam satis dicitur”.
You can never satisfactorily speak out what you have never
satisfactorily learnt. *
May this little trifle, as my wishes of a
fortunate travel, accompany the eminent, noble and erudite young
Ferenc P. Pápai, when setting out to foreign countries for
increasing his experiences in the noble science of medicine.
In Vienna of Austria, on September 22, 1711.
Mihály Hadházi Balku
Secretary of the Right Honourable Prince
of the Holy Roman Empire Mihály Apafi
19. Vienna, September 22, 1711
(?-c. 1731), Transylvanian
The Balku family of Hadház, noblemen of Bihar
county, had a bent right arm with banner and club in their blazon.
A member of the family, Pál Balku lived in Kővár (Chioar), and was
a leader of the anti-Austrian rebels in exile. In 1678 he was
Captain of Kővár, and in 1690-93 Lieutenant Captain of Kolozsvár
(Cluj). Another member, György Balku was a civil servant at the
Chancellery of Transylvania in Vienna in 1695.
Mihály Balku was the secretary of Prince Mihály
Apafi II. in Vienna, and after his death a civil servant of the
Governorship of Transylvania established in the same city. He died
Mihály Balku wrote in the Album on September 22,
1711. According to his note, at this time he was the personal
secretary of Prince Mihály Apafi II, who lived in Vienna since the
beginning of the Austrian dominancy over Transylvania. Prince
Apafi himself wrote in the Album on the following day (p.
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