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A Clergyman of the Church of Scotland takes the Liberty of writing your Excellency on a subject interesting to mankind—and begs you will accept of the small publication which accompanies this Letter—The subject is at present under discussion in the Assembly of the United States: and the Author would not have troubled your Excellency, if he had not bestowed more labour on that subject than he...
“Keith hall,” Scotland, 1 July 1791 . He is sending “a small publication” which he hopes TJ will accept, concerning “an universal Equalization of Weights Measures and Coins. And if I thought any man in America had bestowed more Labour on this than I have done I should not have given you this trouble.” As for TJ’s proposed rod pendulum vibrating seconds as the standard, he surely knows that...