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I have the pleasure to inform you, that at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, holden this day, you were unanimously, elected their President. Although your probable residence, at least for some years, at a distance from Massachusetts, may possibly form an objection, in your own mind, to the appointment, yet, in fact the duties of it are little more than nominal, they can...
Since my residence in this country which has been about 4 years, a number of curiosities have been discovered calculated to excite much ingenious speculation with regard to the antiquity of this country Every part of the west from Louisiana to the Lakes is in possession of numerous mounds, some representing the form of a sugar loaf, others resembling fortifications constructed with much order...
I have taken the liberty of enclosing to you, a report of the late Gen l Daniel Smith respecting the running of the southern boundary of Virginia, by himself and D r Thomas Walker; both of whom, I presume, you were well acquainted with. It is probable you have some recollection of the running of that line. the extent of that line, & the order given by you, if you were then the Governor of that...