Monticello Sep. 7. 24
I duly recieved by the hands of mr Short the diploma with which the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia has honor me as a Correspondent of their association, and I accept it with due sensibility as a mark of their favor. at my advanced and great distance I can little hope to contribute to the stores of science of which they will be the . my only returns I fear will be thankfulness for their favor and sincere prayers for the success of their instn. with these I pray them and yourself to accept the assurances of my high respect and Consideration
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.