Philadelphia January 4th. 1805
It affords me great Satisfaction to find it again assigned as my duty, to inform you, that at a Meeting of the American philosophical Society, held this Afternoon at their Hall, for the annual Election of Officers, you, Sir, were unanimously reelected their President; an office which I hope you will continue to accept & hold, for many years to come; and by the Patronage you will thus extend to Science, and the Arts, encourage the Friends of useful Knowledge in their peaceful & beneficent pursuits.
I remain with high Consideration Yr. frd. & Servt
Tho. C. James