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The enclosed was just recieved by me under cover, should any reply be necessary & be forwarded under cover to me, it will be safely conveyed to its destination— I have the pleasure of informing you that our much valued friend Dr Priestly is now on his recovery from a most dangerous Illness, & will I hope in two or three Weeks be able to resume his pen & his Labors— The plates to the 4th Vol....
The enclosed I have just recieved, & am requested to forward in the same manner as a former one, the reply if sent as before, will be carefully & safely forwarded— I have just recieved a letter from our much respected friend Dr Priestley who is entirely recover’d, & resumes his studies— I remain with the greatest respect Dr Sir. Your obt. & obliged friend & servt RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as...
In obedience to your request, I embrace the earliest opportunity of recommending a candidate for the office of Marshall of this state. Having consulted several of my Republican friends on the subject, I am authorized to give the aggregate opinion in favour of Joel Lewis of New Castle County—He has passed thro the whole rotine of office to a member of the Assembly; in the latter capacity he...
Being informed that Mr. Rodney, who is now at your City, has made an unfavourable report respecting the late appointment of Marshal, I conceive it my duty to render you an account of the circumstances which he appears to have misrepresented.—It, however, is not my intention, to trouble you with a detail of the extraordinary cabal excited here by a combination of interests, organized into a...
I have been sir too many years acquainted with your Philanthropic Zeal, to concieve an apology necessary for addressing you on a Subject highly interesting to humanity Since the Knowledge of the Vaccine Infection has become general, & its power of guarding against the Small Pox Contagion has been more Strongly Confirmed, than almost any discovery of like Standing; I have been extremely anxious...
Your very interesting letter of 5 Nov. I duely receivd & immediately gave into the hands of Dr Coxe, the Phial containing the Thread impregnated with the Vaccine Virus of which he has made immediate Use—The result will be communicated to you as soon as known—In Consequence of your request to procure Some of the Smallpox Virus—I applied to D Coxe, who has been fortunate enough to procure it...
I have the pleasure to inform you that D Coxe has himself taken the Vaccine Infection, & during the progress of the Disorder, has undergone uncommon fatigue, without any Inconvenience; two of his patients, one a child, one a laboring man, appear to have it finely; the latter has this day furnished fresh Virus; he has been obliged to work hard during the whole time, & found no other...
My anxiety not to Intrude upon your Time, made me omit in the closing Sentiment of my letter , one exception to it, by adding a request, that (to the Single point of publishing your very Interesting letter) I may be favor’d with a reply—Dr Rush to whom I have taken the liberty of shewing it, was much Struck with the weight & importance of it, & agrees in wishing Strongly that it may be...
I have to apologize for the manner in which I sent down the last Small Pox matter for Dr Gantt I must have lost two days, in retaining it in order to have acompanied it with a letter A Second Edition of Aikin is published here, with an important appendix ; I shall have the pleasure of sending you a Copy as soon as I can get it from the publisher, who is getting it bound. I enclose the...
I have the pleasure of sending you a Philadelphia Edition of Aikin , with an appendix, containing some important Documents from Letsom &c—I have also sent a short abstract of some leading points in Dr Husson’s work on this subject printed this year at Paris—He was one of the Paris Medical Committee of the Vaccination Hospital—Not knowing whether you have time to look at all the Philada...
By Mr Brun , a friend of Kosiusco’s, & who is strongly recommended to me, I have the pleasure of sending, some Specimens of Coins & Medals made in England, they are from Mr Jos: Priestly, & were meant to have been sent to you long since, had not an accident prevented, which it is immaterial now to mention—I have taken the Liberty to annex a list of Certain Societies to which (by an order of...
In our Library Transactions orderd for Royal Academy of Sciences Turin . See below Society of Milan —We have of the Transactions of the Patriotick Society of Agriculture, Arts & Manufactures Milan 1783 Vol 1 pt. 1. only Society of Bologna See below Society of Florence —we have nothing of this Society Academy of Mexico —Mr Irujo thinks there is a University where the Arts &c. are taught—but no...
Your favor enclosing D. Griffith on Longitude was recieved, & the acknowledgement for it is now enclosed—we have been attentive of late to make the acknowledgement immediate. We are very desirous of possessing, for the Society, Copies of the two enumerations or Census, & know not how to do it but through your kindness; I would further take the liberty of enquiring whether the Insertion of them...
A desire to be useful, induces me to make the present Communication, consisting of hints extracted from recent European publications, which are worthy perusing— Sam Bentham , Esqr. recd lately a Gold medal , for discovering the following method of preserving water sweet in Long Voyages it was bestowed by the Socy. for the encouragemt. of Arts &c—It is detailed in their Transactions. 1801—also...
An uncertainty having arisen, whether the adress of Mr Brown was correct, I have taken the liberty to trouble you, with this, letter of thanks from the Society to Mr Brown for the Interesting bone lately Sent—If some of our Members, would now furnish an account of the Mamoth & of this new Acquisition , our 6th Volume might immediately go to press .—& I fear that from the Sons Skeleton , we may...
Under present circumstances I do not concieve myself authorised not to send you an extract of a letter from a common & much respected friend —he wishes his name may not be used, because he thinks it probable “in the course of human Events, that the French may find it perfectly convenient to take possession of this quondam apendage to Louisiana ,” in which case the avowal of such sentiments...
I have just recieved the inclosed from M Dunbar, which I think it proper to forward to you although I doubt not you will have recieved official notice of the information. I remain with respect D sir Your obt Servt RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Jan. 1803 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: William Dunbar to Vaughan, Natchez, 25 Nov. 1802, stating that with the post about to depart,...
The enclosed Accot. of a Method of preserving ship Bread from Weavils, I have extracted from Tilloc’s Philosophical Magazine for Decr. last—& I concieve it sufficiently important to trouble you with it— When our ships bring salt petre from the East Indies they sell the Bags for a low price, for the sake of the Nitre which be extracted from them by boiling them, possibly they might hereafter be...
Vaccination is becoming every day more current amongst us in order to assist in removing prejudice where any still remains the enclosed has been published here, & proves a powerful agent I take the liberty of enclosing a few to you knowing how much Interest you have taken in its adoption, & being indebted to you for its introduction here, I remain with respect D sir Your ob. Servant RC ( DLC...
I enclose a letter recieved by a young friend of mine from the hands of the writer, to whom he went particularly recommended; he has a packet for D Thornton which contains something for yourself—I Have spoken to Capt Lewis, who politely takes charge of it.—My friend had many conversations with the writer of the letter who was very free in his remarks, upon the ideas of the leading men in that...
I enclose you a letter from the Dutch Commercial Resident Heinekin—The Commn. alluded to is a letter of 21. Oct. 1802 to the Socy. accompanying three Numbers of the Flora Batava , (we have now 6) executing by the order of the Batavn. Govt.—also by a list of which I have the pleasure of Enclosing a Copy, of plants, the Bat. Govt. desire to be procured under the direction of our Socy.—as those...
The two pamphlets from the Society of Arts &c were intended to be retained by you, as we are in possession of duplicates—I now return them & add a Second copy of the premiums, of which some were sent to be destributed—it may be in your power to Select some of the ideas most likely to be usefull & to put them in the way of more general Circulation—Being much indisposed at the time I receivd...
M Dufief having applied to me to assist him in procuring D Priestlys Harmony for you, I took considerable pains to get it, without Success. As I thought it probable Mr Priestly might have a Copy, I requested him to Spare it, I inadvertently mentioned your name, & have received a Copy not from him, but from Dr Priestly, who requests you will favor him by the acceptance of it—Mr Dufief being out...
Your favor of 14 Augt. I have recieved, & beg leave to repeat what I suggested on a former occasion, that I was so sensible of your important avocations; that I should (except where absolute necessity required it) avoid writing, if I concieved it would always involve you in the trouble of a reply—The Book was forwarded before your letter was received by a regular Washington trader, thro’ the...
Capt Merewether Lewis having been chosen a Member of our Society , I take the liberty of enclosing to you his Certificate of Election, & the letter advising of his Election, as the only Certain channel, by which the information can be Conveyed to him. Our friend D Priestley has been very Ill, D Wistar saw him previous to the Serious attack & found him much Broken—since D W. left him, he was...
By desire of Dr Priestley I have sent per Post for your acceptance, the New Edition of his pamphlet on Phlogiston, & his last answer to Lynn—The Dr. requests you will permit him to trouble you to cause one to be forwarded to M Levingston at Paris—I have taken the liberty of forwarding one to you for that purpose.— D Priestley has been very ill, he is now somewhat better but I fear we shall not...
The Certificates of Election for the members admited into the American Philosophical Society, to which your signature had been affixed as President, having been all used; I have sent on a number by post for your signature seven are immediately wanted to be sent to members chosen since the others were used—You will therefore oblige the Society by an attention to them as early as convenient— The...
I received the Certificates safe, & have subscribed for 3 Copies of the Transactions, which I send by Mr Peale, who with Dr Collin, Dr Fothergill, The famous Mr Humbold of the Berlin Acady. who has been so long travelling in South Ama. & his two Companions of his travels, Mr Bonpard a french gentleman & a Spaniard , leave this place tomorrow for Baltimore & Washington—The latter three are on...
I believe Mr Dunbar has written to you respecting Mr Lauvé, M Detriant & Mr Debigny (I think) Delegates from New Orleans, lest I should be mistaken in my conjectures. I have taken the liberty to enclose to you an extract of his letter to me relative to them, as they had not an opportunity of bringing letters with them from him, on account of the distance & their departure having taken place...
I have received a small box from Mr Boutram which I shall the pleasure of forwarding by the first vessel for Richmond to Mess Gibson & Jefferson By Mr Hunter I have sent on a few Certificates of admission to the Amn Phil. Socy. to be signed & returned as Soon as convenient. I have had the Satisfaction of hearing from Mr Dunbar who is preparing a paper for the society as soon as he has...