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Extracted from ALS : American Philosophical Society Le 6. de ce mois, notre Societé litteraire connue sous le nom de Musée de Paris a donnè une brillante fete pour la paix: le Dr Franklin l’honora de sa presence: il y avoit l’élite des Academies, des Ambassadeurs, de Paris: 400. Dames plus brillantes les unes que les autres: les lectures en vers & en prose commencerent un peu après 5 heur. Le...
While you recall to my mind the honor formerly done me by enrolling my name in the List of the Members of your Society, you greatly heighten the pleasure of your present congratulations. For if I know my own inclination, it is to be the friend and associate to men of Virtue & philosophical knowledge; or if I have a wish ungratified, it is that the Arts & Sciences may continue to flourish with...
I have duly recieved your favor of the 7th. inst. informing me that the American Philosophical society have been pleased to name me their President. The suffrage of a body which comprehends whatever the American world has of distinction in philosophy and science in general is the most flattering incident of my life, and that to which I am the most sensible. My satisfaction would be complete...
To the American Philosophical society. In a letter of July 3. I informed our late most worthy President that some bones of a very large animal of the clawed-kind A Memoire On the Discovery of certain bones of an Animal of the clawed kind in the Western parts of Virginia. had been recently discovered within this state, and promised a communication on the subject as soon as we could recover what...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of the 1st. inst. informg me that the A.P.S. had again elected me President of the Society for the ensuing year. for this mark of their continued favor I pray you to present them a renewal of my thanks and my profound respect. I have still to lament that my distance & other occupations leave me nothing but expressions of useless regrets that I have...
Being to remove within a few months from my present residence to one still more distant from the seat of the meetings of the American Philosophical society, I feel it a duty no longer to obstruct it’s service by keeping from it’s chair members whose position, as well as qualifications, may enable them to discharge it’s duties with so much more effect. begging leave therefore to withdraw from...