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Copy: American Philosophical Society Enclosed I send you a Letter and sundry Papers I lately recd from Mr. Eckhardt of Utrecht, a most ingenious Mechanician whom I first knew in London. You will see what he desires, and what Answer I have made him. If you can do him any Service, I need not pray you to do it, because you have a Pleasure in assisting Genius: Show if you please what he says of...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society M. Franklin requests M. Le Roy to tell him the Name of the present Governor of Dominique, who is the Husband of one of the Ladies where we din’d at Epinay.— Also the Name of the Gentleman at whose house we din’d, M. F. having forgot it— This note may well be linked to Christopher Baldwin’s letter of Dec. 18. Right after the conquest of Dominica by the...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society Je vous envoye mon illustre et ancien cher Ami les nouvelles que j’ai reçues, non seulement de la Bataille entre le General Greene & le General Cornwallis, mais aussi celui entre les Amiraux des Touches & Arbuthnot. Les deux Actions paroissent avoir ceci de semblable, que ni l’un ni l’autre Parti avoit beaucoup a se vanter de la Victoire. Quand vous...
ALS : American Philosophical Society It is long since I have had the Pleasure of hearing from you. I hope your Health continues, and that your valuable Life will be long preserved. This will be presented to you by Mr. Smith, a young American Gentleman, of liberal Education and excellent Character, who is desirous of seeing your fine Country, the first in Europe, before he returns to his own....
Extracts and paraphrase: Sothebys & Co. sale catalogue, April 8–9, 1974, p. 93 <London, December 5, 1774: Introduces Mr. Bennet, “one of your Confreres of the Royal Society, a Gentleman of the most amiable Character, and my particular Friend,” who wishes to see the Académie royale des sciences. Adds that the Royal Society “met on Wednesday last, and rechose our Friend Sir John Pringle to be...
ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society Soon after my Arrival in London, [I sent you] by Mr. Lettsom, a Quaker Physician, one of the [ torn ] Achromatic Glasses Compleat; which I hope you received safe. By your good Brother I send you three of the Glasses we talk’d of, and which you will find describ’d in one of my Printed Letters. Our Astronomers knew nothing before our Return of the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; draft dated January 31, 1768, also in American Philosophical Society. Whenever I reflect, as I often do, on the kind Reception I met with at Paris, and the Civilities heap’d upon me there by that People, the politest sure of all Mankind, I dwell with particular Pleasure on the Remembrance of my Acquaintance with you, which I esteem as one of the happiest...
AL (draft ): American Philosophical Society I received your Favour of March 5 per M. Dazoux, and shall be glad of any Opportunity of doing him Service. It gave me great Pleasure to learn by him, that you are well and happily married, on which I give you Joy. ’Tis after all the most natural State of Man. Mr. West our President concerning whom you make Enquiry, is esteemed as a good Antiquarian,...
ALS : Bibliothèque Nationale I received your Favour by M. L’Abbé Taglieri, and am oblig’d to you for the Acquaintance of so agreable and intelligent a Man. I have introduc’d him, as you desir’d, to Sir John Pringle, who is much pleas’d with him, and desires me to present his best Respects whenever I write to you. I shall not fail to use my Endeavours to procure for your Friend some of the...
ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society However glad I am of the Occasion, I forbore indulging my self in the Pleasure of congratulating by the first Post my dear double Confrere, on his Election into our Royal Society; because Mr. Walsh undertook to give you the Information, which would make a Second Expence unnecessary, and I saw I should soon have this opportunity by the favour of M....