Thomas Jefferson Papers

Nathaniel Bowditch to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1818

From Nathaniel Bowditch

Salem Aug. 20. 1818.


I did myself the honor to present you a few months Since some mathematical papers, printed in the fourth volume of the Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. I have now taken the liberty to forward another paper of the same series, lately printed, which I hope you will do me the honor to accept.

With sentiments of high consideration I remain Sir, your most obedt hume sert

N. Bowditch.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Frederick A. Mayo, 30 Nov. 1818, on recto and verso; addressed: “The Honorable Thomas Jefferson late President of the United States.” Enclosure: Bowditch, “Remarks on Doctor Stewart’s formula, for computing the motion of the Moon’s Apsides, as given in the Supplement to the Encyclopedia Brittanica,” in American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Memoirs 4 (1818): 51–60 (Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 7 [no. 303]; TJ’s copy in MBPLi, inscribed by Bowditch to “The Honorable Thomas Jefferson late Prest of the U. States from the Author”).

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