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Translation of the Italian text printed in Giambatista Beccaria, Elettricismo artificiale ... (Turin, 1772), pp. vii–viii. Beccaria, after almost twenty years, revised and expanded his well known Dell’ Elettricismo artificiale, e naturale libri due ... (Turin, 1753). He prefaced the new edition with the open letter printed below, which was a reply to the letter describing the armonica that...
MS not found; reprinted from extract in [Charles Thomson], An Enquiry into the Causes of the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians from the British Interest , … (London, 1759), pp. 183–4. At the late Treaty Teedyuscung confirmed the Purchase of 1749; *This was a Purchase made by the Proprietors from the Six Nations, of Lands claimed by the Delawares. his Motives for this...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Your Relation Mrs. Fisher was Bury’d last week, and Mr. Fisher about A Week before, of which I should certainly have given You advice, had I suppos’d You yet in Town. I went last night to the Executors who inform’d me they had wrote to the person You mention and was surpris’d they had not had an Answer (therefore would write again this post both to Her...
Copy: Yale University Library I had the honour of your Letter of March 4th. When our Friend Mr. Strahan first wrote to me with regard to Mr. Stiles I was perfectly satisfied that a man whom you admitted to such a share in your estimation and friendship was well entitled to any academical honour we could confer upon him. I was happy to find that my Brethren were of the same sentiments when I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have wrote you several Letters, but have not as yet been honor’d with an answer, which I impute to the want of Time, occasioned by your more important Engagements: tho’ should have been glad if you had mentioned your opinion of my conduct with regard to Henry, as I wish to see the Boy settled; his Master still likes him and he behaves very well. I had the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee, on the 16 Ulto. since which have none of thy favours, (this Letter I delivered to John Relfe). Some little time after arrived Capt. Falkner with whom came passengers James Hamilton &c.; the day after his Arrival, W A was extreamly fond of reading a Letter, he had receivd from T P., wherein that Gentleman Mentions; that, He had been in Company...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Recived yours with the inclosed and am gratly obliged to you for the troble I give you and sence there is nothing to be Exspected wee must be Contented without it. I hope you keep your helth very well and should be very glad to hear from you when Convenant. I hope Nancy Behaves her self well and to the satisfaction of her governess and mrs. stevinson and...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. and Mrs. Wood present their Compliments to Dr. Frankland and beg the favour of his Company to dinner to morrow at three o’ Clock. An undated note from Mrs. Stevenson of about 1767–70 mentions a Mr. Wood who called while BF was away from Craven Street for a few days. The caller told her that BF knew where he lodged and that they had seen each other in...
ALS : American Philosophical Society [Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1770. Encloses a bill of exchange from the Quebec post office for £50 and will send the duplicate by Capt. Osborne. ] John Foxcroft’s brother and the Philadelphia postmaster. Peter Osborne, Falconer’s successor as the master of the Pa. Packet ; his sailing was announced in Pa. Gaz. , Nov. 29, 1770.
ALS : American Philosophical Society Yours of Novr. 7th. I have just receiv’d for which you have my sincere thanks. This will be Deliver’d to you by my Brother whom I beg you will take most cordially by the hand as I do assure you that you will find on being well acquainted with him that he’ll merit every Act of Friendship which you will please to conferr upon him, this sudden Voyage is owing...