To Robert Patterson
Monticello Octob. 1. 09.
Mr Lambert does not, in the inclosed letter, say precisely that he meant it as a communication to the Philosophical society, yet from a particular expression in it, I think it was his idea. I send it to you therefore to be made such use of as you think proper, and of which you are the best judge. I salute you with constant esteem & respect.
On 6 Oct. 1809 the American Philosophical Society considered this letter and referred Lambert’s table on lunar movements to a committee consisting of John Garnett, Patterson, and John Rhea Smith (APS, Minutes [MS in PPAmP]).
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