To Thomas Birch2
MS not found; reprinted from The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions, LII (1761–62), p. 456.
Craven-Street, Feb. 4, 1762.
Mr. Canton did me the favour to shew me the ingenious experiments he has described in the inclosed letter.3 They succeeded perfectly as he has related them; and I imagine, the communication of them must be agreeable to the curious in this branch of natural knowledge. I am, Sir, with great respect, your most obedient and most humble servant,
2. Secretary of the Royal Society.
3. See above, pp. 23–6.