Letter from William Tell Poussin to Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, October 18, 1826

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D04]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1826

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D04

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Summary

Letter from William Tell Poussin to Asbury Dickens acknowledging the receipt of a letter informing him of his election as a resident member of the Columbian Institute, dated 18 October 1826.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D04

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  • 1826
  • October 18, 1826

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D04]

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Washington, October 18th, 1826 To[[?]] Asbury Dickens, Esq[[superscript]] re [[/superscript]],, Secretary of the Columbian Institute. Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter informing me that I have been elected a Resident Member of the Columbian Institute for the promotion of arts and sciences. I duly appreciate the honor conferred on me; but knowing the mediocrity of my talent, I feel rather diffident in accepting it and rely on the indulgence of it's members, to whom I will endeavor to prove, the interest I take in the success of that noble institution with sentiments of high respects and consideration. I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant [[underlined]] William Tell Poussin [[/underlined]]
[[three columns]] [[first column]] From William T. Poussin. Presented Nov[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]]. 4. 1826. [[double line]] Abstract recorded, Vol: 1. page 228. [[second column]] [[rotated 180 degrees]] To Asbury Dickens, Esq[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]]. Secretary of the Columbian Institute [[/rotated]] [[third column blank]]