To Caspar Wistar
Washington Mar. 31. 1801.
By the preceding post you will have recieved some Observations transmitted [here] by Mr. Legaux, [& also] two precious volumes of Comparative anatomy presented to the Society by mr Cuvier, the author. I now inclose you a letter from Chancellor Livingston on the subject of the large [bones] lately found [in New York] with a drawing, & also a paper enclosed me in a former [private] letter, but referred to in this. Accept assurances of my high consideration & respect
PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Doctr. Wistar”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: Robert R. Livingston to TJ, 17 Mch.
The American Philosophical Society received Peter Legaux’s meteorological observations and the work by cuvier during a meeting in Philadelphia on 3 Apr. (APS, description begins American Philosophical Society description ends Proceedings, 22, pt. 3 , 310). TJ apparently sent the items to Wistar without a cover letter.