Letter from H. Meigs to the Asbury Dickens, Esquire, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, July 17, 1821

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D23]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1821

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D23

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Summary

Letter from H. Meigs, to Asbury Dickins [sic], Esquire, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, in answer to a letter notifying him of his election as a corresponding member. Dated 17 July 1821.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D23

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  • 1821
  • July 17, 1821

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F02_D23]

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New York July 17. 1821. Sir. I have received your polite letter informing me of my election as a Corresponding Member of the Columbian Institute on the 2[[superscript]]d[[/superscript]]. of June last. I acknowledge the strong sense I have of the honour which has been given by the Institute, to my humble self; and that I shall not cease to feel the most ardent desire to contribute all within the compass of my feeble ability, to the prosperity of this most interesting Society. Accept my sincere thanks for the polite terms in which you have communicated to me the fact of my election, and be assured that I am with great esteem & respect Sir Your Ob[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]]. Serv[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]]. H. Meigs. Asbury Dickins Esq. Sec[[superscript]]y[[/superscript]]. of the Columbian Institute. [[image - wavy line vertically connecting these last two lines of text]]
[[In landscape format, the paper is folded into three. A note is written in the top portion of the center section. With the paper rotated through 180 degrees, the direction of the letter is written across the middle]] [[center column]] From H. Meigs, to the Secretary of the Columbian Institute, [[obscured by red stain]] in answer to a letter notifying him of his election as a corresponding member, dated July 17, 1821. [[double line under text]] [[/center column]] [[paper rotated through 180 degrees]] Asbury Dickins Esquire Secretary of the Columbian Institute