Election to the American Philosophical Society
21 January 1785. JM was nominated twice by Jefferson in 1784 for membership in this society (Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (18 vols. to date; Princeton, N. J., 1950——). description ends , VI, 542, 556). He was elected to membership on this day along with Manasseh Cutler, Thomas Paine, Richard Price, Joseph Priestly, and twenty-four others (Pa. Gazette, 9 Feb. 1785). Correspondence concerning the honor has not been found.