Letter from George Watterston to Josiah Meigs, July 25, 1822

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D09]

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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_D09

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Summary

Letter from George Watterston to Josiah Meigs, President of the Columbian Institute, relative to planting trees in the botanical garden. Dated 25 July 1822. Presented [and read] 3 August 1822.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D09

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  • 1822
  • July 25, 1822

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F01_D09]

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City of Washington July 25th 1822. D„[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] Sir, I have been requested, by the Board of Commissioners for draining the low grounds south of the Penn„[[superscript]]a[[/superscript]] Avenue, to inform you that they will furnish, & cause to be planted out, in the Botance Garden of this City, such trees as the Institute, over which you preside, may require to ornament & beautify it; provided the garden be laid out & in readiness for that purpose, by the ensuing autumn or spring - Will you be so good as to present this communication to the Columbian Institute at its next meeting ? - & accept the assurances of my respect and consideration - Geo: Watterston Jos„[[superscript]]h[[/superscript]] Meigs Esq„[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] Pres„[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]] of the Col„[[superscript]]n[[/superscript]] Institute-
[[paper in landscape format]] From George Watterson, relative to planting trees in the Botanical garden. dated July 25, 1822 [[double line]] presented and read, 3[[superscript]]d[[/superscript]]. Aug[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]]. 1822. [[double line]] Josiah Meigs Esq„[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] City of Washington [[below, text rotated 180 degrees]] [[line]] presented 3[[superscript]]d[[/superscript]]. August 1822 and Read, [[line]] [[Alongside first block of text, written bottom to top]] Col.[[superscript]]n[[/superscript]] Institute [[underlined]] July 26. 1822 [[/underlined]]