Potior visa est periculosa libertas quieto servitio. Sallust. *

Clarissimo Nobilissimo & Doctissimo D[omi]no Francisco Pariz Papai Amico suo inter paucos integerrimo prosperrima quaeque apprecatur, simulque sub finem reditûs sui in Patriam, memoriam sui commendat,

Samuel Andersch I[uris] U[triusque] Candidatus Lesnâ Polonus.

Londini d. 27. maji s[tilo] n[ovo] 1716.

 * Sallustius, Fragmenta, ed. Lep. l. 105.


Imperiled liberty is more desirable than peaceful servitude. Sallustius. *

I wish all kind of success to the illustrious, noble and learned Mr. Ferenc Pápai Páriz, and finally fortunate return to his fatherland; and I recommend myself to his benevolent memory

The Polish Samuel Andersch of Lesna,
candidate of both laws

In London, on May 27, 1716 by the new calendar








p. 463. London, May 27, 1716

Andersch, Samuel
(c. 1688-?), Polish student of law

Samuel Andersch was born around 1688, and immatriculated at the faculty of law at Leiden on March 4, 1715, at the age of 27, as "Samuel Anders, Polonus, 27, Juris studiosus". He probably had also read theology. As a delegate of the Polish town of Leszno (Lissa), he went with the pastor Krystian Sitkowski to England to collect donations for the Protestant church and school. In this mission they enjoyed the support of the Berlin court pastor Daniel Ernst Jablonski, a former student in Leszno and later pastor in the same town. The notes and accounts made by Andersch during his fundraising tour are preserved in the British Library.

Ferenc Pápai Páriz, in a letter sent to Count Sándor Teleki from London on December 25, 1715 (by the old calendar in use there on December 14) related that “Polish suppliants [that is, collectors of donations] who in the Netherlands had come before us and had made a good profit”, arrived six weeks ago to England with letters of recommendation of the Prussian King (Frederick William I, 1713-1740). Pápai Páriz does not mention names, but the “suppliants” are most probably identical with those two persons who made their notes in two facing pages of his album in May 1716 (Andersch) and October 1717 (Sitkowski), respectively (pp. 463, 462). Andersch defines himself as “J. U. Candidatus”, probably on the model of the grade of “J[uris] U[triusque] Doctor” (doctor of both laws, that is of Roman and Canon law). It is noteworthy that the circular issued by King George I (1714-1727) on March 23, 1716 for the promotion of the collection of donations for the College of Nagyenyed (Aiud), has also survived in a copy by Samuel Andersch [Gömöri: Adalékok]. – The elder Jablonski had written in the album at the beginning of the voyage of Pápai Páriz, on November 16, 1711 in Berlin (p. 121).

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