The Breakthrough: De Mensura Sortis
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Shortly after the Cheyne affair, De Moivre became frustrated with England and wanted to leave. The major reasons are fairly obvious, although there is no historical record that ever spells them out. He was an excellent mathematician whom several members of the Royal Society relied upon for mathematical help. He had no permanent job and worked from patron to patron as a tutor to their children, walking across London to each of their houses to give his lessons. He wanted an academic position, or perhaps some regular patronage position, that would give him some stability.