French Colonists and Exiles in the United States

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byJoseph George Rosengarten, Joseph George Rosengarten

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... XVII French Members Of The American Philosophical Society In 1768 Buffon was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. This was a genuine tribute to his fame, for in those colonial days the relations of that young society, the outgrowth of Franklin's Junto, were close with the Mother Country. In that year Sir William Johnson and General Gage followed Buffon on its rolls. Mr. T. Penn sent to the secretary, Provost Smith, Maskelyne's Observations on Venus, and he was elected in 1771; Du Simitiere followed, a Frenchman still known by his antiquarian collections, and who no doubt brought some French spirit to the meetings. In 1772 Le Rey, of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, a friend and correspondent of Franklin, was elected, along with Lieutenant Adye of the Royal Artillery, Lieutenant Hutchins FRENCH COLONISTS AND EXILES of the Sixtieth (Royal American) Regiment, and Captain John Montresor of the engineers. In 1774 Franklin presented BufFon's works, a gift from the author, and Lavoisier's, with a letter from the author, and queries from Condorcet, and they were elected, along with noteworthy men from London, Barbadoes, and Jamaica,--often in acknowledgment of works presented. In 1775 Franklin, presiding, presented a number of scientific works, and from the outset he was active in thus securing contributions; one of them was an English book, by his friend Sir John Pringle; then followed the interruption of the war, and when meetings were resumed, among the newlyelected members was Gerard de Rayneval, French minister; and a bound volume of the Transactions was presented to him and received with expression of his intention to forward the views of the Society in America and in France; he attended a meeting and agreed to forward...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... XVII French Members Of The American Philosophical Society In 1768 Buffon was elected a member of the American ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021721472X

ISBN - 13:9780217214728

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