Requested on his deathbed that Hoogvliet translate his final two letters into Latin

Date: 
August 25, 1723

Dr. Jan Hoogvliet wrote to the Royal Society that on his deathbed, Leeuwenhoek requested that Hoogvliet translate his final two letters into Latin and send them to James Jurin. These were the letters of March 19 and May 31, 1723.

Boitet, in his Beschijving (p. ) relates that on his deathbed, Leeuwenhoek was dictating a final letter in response to some specimens brought to him by a director of the VOC (East India Company).

Document: 

Phil. Trans. 1722 32 (370-380) 436-437