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Th: Jefferson with his friendly salutations to Doctr. Wistar incloses him a paper for the Society from Dr. Mitchell on the ice-islands. By mr Wingate who goes on in a few days he shall send for the society addressed to mr Peale a horned or rather thorny lizard, living. it comes nearer to the Lacerta amphibia of Linnaeus than any thing else. it differs materially in the tail which is conical &...
I inclose you a pamphlet from mr Biot a member of the National institute which he desires to have presented to the society. I inclose also his letter containing a request, which perhaps was meant to be addressed to the members individually, or such of them as might have an opportunity of making the observations he wishes for. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of esteem & respect. PPAmP .
Mr. T. M. Randolph being desirous of perusing the work of Faujas which I sent you some time ago, if you are done with it, I will ask the favor of you to inclose it to me by post: but if you have any further use for it, he will wait your convenience. have you seen a work of Morveau’s Sur les moyens de desinfecter l’air Etc.? it is a work of great interest to cities subject to infection, to...
The inclosed letter from Colo. Tatham and the fac simile it covers, being intended for the A. Philosophical society, I take the liberty of communicating them through you, and tender you my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect. PPAmP .
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to Dr. Wistar; & incloses him mr Stuart’s letter which gives the only information he possesses respecting the squirrel’s head. Capt. Lewis’s rout will probably, as soon as he arrives here be engraved. a copy shall be sent to the society, as also of Lt. Pike’s survey of the Misipi. & Freeman’s of the Red river. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
ThJefferson presents his friendly salutations to Doctr. Wistar, and according to the desire of M. Dupont de Nemours incloses for the Philosophical society a work of his. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
My friend mr Thomas Digges of Warburton whom you met here the first evening I had the pleasure of seeing you here, being about to send his two nephews, mr Fitzgerald & mr Carroll to Philadelphia for the study of medecine, wishes for the benefit of some information or counsel from you on their subject. apprehensive that the momentary view you had of him here may not sufficiently justify his...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to Doctr. Wistar for the copy of Segur’s Frederic which he shall read with great satisfaction knowing the author to be a man of talents and information. Baron Humboldt, Doctr. Fothergill and their companions arrived here some days ago. the Doctr. was already known by his works, and the emigration of such men as he & Priestly to end their days with us is an...
I have the pleasure to inclose for communication to the society observations made on a lunar eclipse at the Observatory of Philadelphia on the 21st of Sep. last by messrs. Patterson & Ellicot. Also some extracts from a letter I recieved from mr Dunbar of the Natchez with Meteorological observations for the year 1800. made there by him, and remarks on the soil, climate & productions of the...
Your favor of the 10th. of Apr. in answer to mine of Mar. 22. satisfied me perfectly as to Doctr. Barnwell whom therefore I then concluded to appoint to the hospital of N. Orleans, if established. but learning afterwards that Doctr. Bache had determined to remove to the Missisipi, I could have no hesitation to offer the place to him, as eminently qualified for it. I did so, and he has accepted...