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Abstract: Ingenhousz letterbook, Gemeente-Archief, Breda I am in the utmost consternation about his allarming circonstances and begg to be informed of them. The date at the head of a page that contains five abstracts of letters written on the same day, in Dutch, French, and English, of which this is the fourth. BF ’s reply is below, March 18. The news of the scene at the Cockpit and of BF ’s...
Abstract: Ingenhousz letterbook, Gemeente-Archief, Breda, Netherlands I begg him send me soon his apology. I tell him the very words by which the Empress Queen promised me never to change any thing in my situation, and declared me quite a free man. Thus that I could reasonably expect to get leave to do what I will. I Sent a relation of my experiments upon the Torpedo to Sir John a year ago. I...
Abstract: Ingenhousz letterbook, Gemeente-Archief, Breda That every body here expects his vindication but that I begin to suspect it will not be published till the American affairs are settled; that I allwas looked upon America as the abode of tranquillity. That I was much pleased with the translation of his work in Fransh. That mr. Reich Van der schoot gardiner to the Emperour has sollicited...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; duplicate: Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, West Berlin Since I received your kind lettre dated Marsch 18, 1774, great things have happened, of which your country is the theatre. That country is become the seat of horror and bloodshed, which I took to be the seat of tranquillity and happiness, and which I was formerly much inclined to chuse as a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society A little time ago I sent you a lettre by the way of London in hopes it should soon Come to your hands in America. But a few days ago I was informed by the newspapers and private lettres that you are arrived at Paris. This piece of news as astonishing as unexspected was very agreable to me, being happy to understand, that you are safe and in good health and...
ALS : American Philosophical Society As I recieved my lettre Directed to you at Philadelphia back from London because my friend thought it would not please me, when I should know you was at Paris, I send it you without opening it, tho you will now be acquainted with the philosophical part of it. As I referred to it in my last, which will have come to your hands by Abbe Georgel , I am affrayed...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I recieved a note from the post office of Paris, that a lettre directed to me has been put in the bureau without the postage being payed, and is therefore not forwarded. I have immediately given ordres to my banker to pay the postage. As I have reason to suspect, that this lettre is yours, the more so, as the last lettre I recieved from you, has had the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society It seems all your lettres miscarry in a certain way. Your last favour of the 26 of April came only to my hands a few days ago after having passed thro Vienna and a great part of the German Empire. I am still at Tissingen in Suabia upon the estate of the Prince de la Tour et Tassis , whose two sons I have succesfully inoculated. I intend to set out from here...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Stay’d a day longer in the Country as I had proposed. I recieved now my lettres from London, and can set out for an excursion, whenever you pleas. As I have some business to perform to day in town, I can’t have the pleasur of seing you. I intend to Come to morrow at three o clock at Dinner in purpose to consult you upon the intended sell of my stock and...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I found a coach, very easy and very strong, which can keep 4 persons. The bargain, which I was able to make, is to pay 9 livres a day till the 18th and than 6 Livres a day afterwards. Thus if we stay on our journey 16 days, it will cost us only 6 louis d’ors. I am sure it will be impossible to meet with a more reasonnable bargain, as commonly I am assured a...