To Jean-Baptiste LeRoy
Extracts and paraphrase: Sothebys & Co. sale catalogue, April 8–9, 1974, p. 93
<London, December 5, 1774: Introduces Mr. Bennet, “one of your Confreres of the Royal Society, a Gentleman of the most amiable Character, and my particular Friend,”9 who wishes to see the Académie royale des sciences. Adds that the Royal Society “met on Wednesday last, and rechose our Friend Sir John Pringle to be President for the ensuing Year.”>
9. See the preceding document.