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    • Livingston, Robert R.
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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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    • Adams Presidency

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Surrounded as you are at present by the mists of politicks, & those too of a nature to defuse, like other fogs, are obscurity & gloom upon every object, I flatter myself, that it will not be unpleasing to you, to let your eyes rest for a moment upon a spot irradiated by a slight glimmering of philosophy. I therefore take the liberty to communicate & to ask your sentiments on the subject of an...
Mr. Smith being just about to depart I have but a moments time to send you the proceedings of the Society for the promotion of Agriculture &c. in this State—In this you will find an important discovery of mine in the fabrication of paper from a very large species of conferva common in Hudsons river—I have proposed the experiment for many years back to the paper makers but could never get them...
I did not receive your favor of the 17th : Apl till on my Return to this place from New York, owing to its having gone on to my country residence while I was on my way down. I have also received the transactions of the Philosophical society with the model of your mould board. I have considered it with attention, & am satisfied that it is an important improvement, & the rather as it is...
Description of mercurial engine The figure represents an engine intended to work with very little friction. It must be observed that in order to simplify the drawg an ejection cock on the old principle is substituted for an air pump & condenser which however is to be preferred in practice—Nor can the enjection be made in the manner shewn in the drawing without a snifting valve for each side of...
Mr Van Benthuysens solicited that I should receive your favor of the 12th . by a safe conveyance, & some of his domestic arrangments prevented its reaching me till yesterday, just as I was preparing to answer your former letter which I delayed till I could with certainty offer you my congratulations on the happy effects of the republican exertion, & my wishes for your happiness for such a...