Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Eliphalet Pearson, 4 July 1791

From Eliphalet Pearson

Cambridge, 4th July, 1791.


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has directed me to present each corresponding society, and each of its own members, not resident in this State, a copy of Judge Lowell’s Eulogy on its late worthy President, which I have now the honor to transmit. With sentiments of due respect, I am, Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant,

Eliphalet Pearson

RC (DLC); printed, signed by Pearson as Corresponding Secretary; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Oct. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: An eulogy, on the honourable James Bowdoin, Esq. L.L.D. late President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Who died at Boston, November 6, A.D. 1790. Delivered before the Society, January 26, 1791, by John Lowell…(Boston, 1791; see Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–1959, 5 vols. description ends No. 521, for a description of the copy enclosed).

TJ received the Eulogy as a member of the Academy, having been elected in 1787 when Bowdoin was President (see Willard to TJ, 16 Jan. 1790).

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