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I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of the 1st. inst. informg me that the A.P.S. had again elected me President of the Society for the ensuing year. for this mark of their continued favor I pray you to present them a renewal of my thanks and my profound respect. I have still to lament that my distance & other occupations leave me nothing but expressions of useless regrets that I have...
Being to remove within a few months from my present residence to one still more distant from the seat of the meetings of the American Philosophical society, I feel it a duty no longer to obstruct it’s service by keeping from it’s chair members whose position, as well as qualifications, may enable them to discharge it’s duties with so much more effect. begging leave therefore to withdraw from...