To Benjamin Rush1
[Treasury Department, August 13, 1792. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “Respecting proposed method for obtaining fresh water from salt water.” Letter not found.]
ALS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., May 24, 1943, Lot 117.
1. Rush, who had been a member of the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, was a prominent Philadelphia physician and philanthropist. He was professor of the institutes of medicine and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania and physician of the port of Philadelphia.