From William Ellery
Newport [Rhode Island] February 13, 1792. “.… On the 11th. of this month I received a letter from the Surveyor of Pawcatuck1 in which he informs me that he had received the Thermometer, which I had forwarded to him, that on opening it he found the Glass broken, and should return it the first opportunity. It is unfortunate that the Thermometer for this Port,2 & Pawcatuck should have been broken on their passage. One is much wanted for this Port, and an hydrostatic balance would be useful.”
LC, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island.
1. George Stillman.