Letter from Josiah Meigs to Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, August 14, 1820

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D06]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1820

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D06

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Summary

Letter from J. Meigs to the Secretary of the Columbian Institute, relative to Mr. Schoolcraft, Mr. Elgar, and a special meeting of the Columbian Institute. Dated 13 April 1821.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D06

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  • 1820
  • August 14, 1820

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D06]

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W City. Aug. 14. 1820 Columbian Institute Sir, With this I transmit the official notice of ^[[thanks for]] a present from Mr Schoolcraft. The various notices in the [[underscore]] envelope[[/underscore]] prove that the Institute has not been deficient in [[underscore]]decorum[[/underscore]]. I have been informed that Mr. [[underscore]]Schoolcraft[[/underscore]] is attached to the family of [[underscore]]Governor Cass[[/underscore]], now employed in the scientific exploration of the South + West Boundaries of the Great Lakes.._ I will thank you to [[underscore]]preserve the Letter with its envelope[[/underscore]] .- It may reach him by next Christmas .- or earlier. The polite notice from Mr [[underscore]]Elgar[[/underscore]] will, of course, claim the Attention of the Institute_
I will thank you to cause notice to be given (in the N. Int & other Public Journals of the City & District of Columbia,) of an [[underlined]] early [[/underlined]] meeting of the Institute. I have the honor to be very respectfully yours. Joseph Meigs President of the Columbian Institute } [[bracket drawn on the right side, connecting signature and Office lines]] Asbury Dickins Esquire Secretary of the Columbian Institute } [[bracket drawn on the right side, connecting the above two lines]] end page new page [[blank page]] end page
From J. Meigs, to the Secretary of the Columbian Institute, relative to M. Schoolcraft, M. Elgar, and to a special meeting of the Columbian Institute. dated, 14, August, 1820.