Letter from W. Appleton to Josiah Meigs, May 16, 1822

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D07]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1822

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D07

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Summary

Letter from W. Appleton to the Josiah Meigs, President of the Columbian Institute, relative to certain distinguished foreigners, received 16 May 1822. Communicated [and read] June 1822.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D07

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  • 1822
  • May 16, 1822

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D07]

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[[May 16, 1822]] Mr. Appleton presents his respects to Mr. Josiah Meigs and has the Honor to [[subjoin?]] the names of the two gentlemen who were the object of the conversation of yesterday. They are both of Brazil and do honor to the American name by their private and public values and particularly by a love of Science which has carried them far beyond the ordinary limits of literary attainment in their country. I should be happy to have it in my power to announce to these distinguish'd men that they had become honorary Members of the Institution over which you preside for I believe that the intimate relations which are one day to exist among all the Members of the great American Family will be hasten'd and happily promoted by an early interchange of ideas upon Scientific subjects between those who are most distinguish'd in both Hemispheres. His Excellency [[wavy underlined]] Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva [[/wavy underlined]] Minister and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Kingdom of Brazil, Counsellor of State, late Director General of the Mines of Portugal and Secretary of the Royal Academy of Lisbon [[&c?]] [[line - Ditto for: His Excellency]] [[wavy underlined]] Martin Francisco Ribeiro de Andrada [[/wavy underlined]] Member and Secretary of the Government of S Paul. Director General of the mines of S. Paulo. [[&c? &c?]] Residence of the first in Rio de Janeiro } of the other in S. Paulo}
[[paper in landscape format]] From M.[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] Appleton to the President of the Institute, relative to certain distinguished foreigners, received May 16, 1822 [[double line]] Josiah Meigs Esquire President of the Columbian Institute [[underlined]] Washington [[/underlined]] [[line]] Communicated 1 June 1822 and read. [[line]] [[paper rotated through 270 degrees; text written across previous address]] [[underlined]] Col.[[superscript]]n[[/superscript]] Institute Nomination of distinguished Portuguese Gentlemen requested by [[strikethrough]] by [[/strikethrough]] [[underlined]] M.[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] Appleton [[/underlined]], Secy of Legation [[underlined]] to Madrid-[[/underlined]] [[underlined]] Pres. May 16. 1822 [[/underlined]] [[underlined]] J.M. [[/underlined]]