Report of the Purfleet Committee to the Royal Society2
ALS: the Royal Society
House of the Royal Society Novr. 18. 1773
In pursuance of your Appointment of Sepr. 9th last, we went to Purfleet, on the 14th of the same month, to view the Conductors erected on the Magazines there, and having carefully examined the same, we found them constructed agreeable to the written directions formerly given by your Committee.
To the President and Council of the Royal Society
2. This report was the aftermath of the acrimonious investigation the previous year into ways and means of protecting the magazine against lightning. Although pointed lightning rods were now installed, the controversy over them continued. See above, XIX, 154–6, 213, 232–3, 262–5, 429.