To Eliphalet Pearson
Sepr. 24, 1791
I have the honor of your letter of the 10th. instant transmitting me a testimonial of my election as a fellow of the Society of The American Academy of Arts of Sciences. I entertain too high and respectful opinion of that Society not to esteem myself particularly flattered by so honorable a mark of their distinction; for which I request you to make my most cordial acknowlegements to them; permitting me at the same time to thank you for the obliging manner in which you communicate their act.
I have the honor to be With great consideration Sir Your Obed ser
Eliphalet Pearson Esqr
ALS, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts.