George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Magaw, 12 December 1796

Philadelphia, Dec. 12th 1796

The American Philosophical Society, desirous of expressing due Regard for Preeminence in Science and Virtue, have directed an Eulogium to be prepared in the Memory of their late President, Dr David Rittenhouse; which is to be pronounced before the Society, on Saturday next, the 17th inst. at 12 o’clock, in the Presbyterian Church, in High Street.

It is particularly requested, that the President of the United States, and his Family may honour the Occasion with their Presence.

Commtee of Arrangement.

Sam Magaw

Rajd. A. Herion

C.W. Peale

John Bleakley

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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