Hall of the Society, Philadelphia, March 1st 1805
Having received from you an interesting Communication on the management of Silk Worms & of their Silk, which was transmitted to you, by the author Mr Robt. H. Lowry, from Siena in Italy, with a view of introducing useful knowledge upon the Subject into the United States. Immediate means will be taken to make it public, and I am directed by the Society to transmit their thanks for your assistance, in thus advancing the design of their institution.
I have the honour to be, Sir Your obedient servant,
Ths. C. James
Corresponding Secretary of the A. P. S.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.