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From Thomas Jefferson to Caspar Wistar, 15 December 1805

15 Dec. 1805

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 & shorter than the body.   the head bones of a new animal will accompany this.


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