Letter from Jeremy Robinson to Asbury Dickens, Esquire, Secretary of the Columbian Institution, October 29, 1825

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D26]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1825

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D26

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Letter from Jeremy Robinson, acknowledging the receipt of a letter, notifying him of his election as a corresponding member of the Columbian Institute. Dated 29 October 1825. Read 12 November 1825.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D26

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  • 1825
  • October 29, 1825

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F04_D26]

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Washington October 29[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]], 1825. Sir, I have the honour to acknowledge the the receipt of your letter of the 1[[superscript]] st [[/superscript]], of this month, informing me that I had, that day, been elected a Corresponding Member of the Columbian Institute for the promotion of Arts and Sciences - together with a Constitutional Ordinance for the Government of the Institute. Permit me, Sir, to tender to you and to the other officers and members of the Institute, my most grateful thanks for the distinguished honour which has been conferred upon me on this occasion, with an assurance that my zealous exertions shall be employed to justify the favorable opinion thus flatteringly expressed, - and, though conscious of my deficiencies, that I will not allow any opportunity to escape unimproved, to manifest the deep interest which I take in the principles of an Institution based on intellectual qualities, and scientifical, literary, moral and political attainments, as connected with the perfection of the arts, of physical or demonstrative knowledge, and human happiness. I am, Sir, very respectfully, your obd[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]],, serv[[superscript]] t [[/superscript]],, [[underline]]J. Robinson[[/underline]]. PS - To Asbury Dickins, Esq[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]],, Secretary of the Columbian Institute. [[curly bracket to right enclosing above three lines]] City of Washington.
PS I beg leave to state, as an apology for not having sooner answered your obliging letter, that I was absent from the City, in Virginia, and remain your obdt, servt, &c JR [[horizontal line]]
From Jeremy Robinson, acknowledging the receipt of a letter, notifying him of his election as a corresponding member of the Columbian Institute, dated 29[[superscript]] th [[/superscript]]. Oct[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]]. read 12 [[superscript]] th [[/superscript]]. Novem: 1825. [[double line]] [[to left]] (No2) Read 12 Nov[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]] 1825 [[/to left]] [[below, rotated 180 degrees]] To Asbury Dickins Esq[[superscript]] r [[/superscript]],, Secretary of the Columbian Institute. Washington. __ [[/below]]