Reference numberJBO/1/126
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/159
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date15 April 1663
Description ' Mr James Long and Dr Cotton admitted into the Society.

Mr Anthony Louther proposed as a Candidate by Dr Wilkins

Mr Sprat chosen into the Society.

The Operator was appointed to have ready against next day several Sorts of Fishes, to be tryed again in the Engin.

The same was ordered to put up some fry of Fish in a glasse with water luted up, to see how they will thrive there.

It was mentioned by him, that clay put into the water, after the pumping out of the Air, revived the Carpe therein.

Mr Pell mentioned, that Lampreys, transported out of England into Holland, and not stirred continually, dye, and so shine not, for the catching of Codfish.

Mr Hook shewed the Company two Microscopical Schemes; one representing the pores of Cork, cut both transverse and perpendicular; the other, a Kettering Stone, appearing to be composed of Globul's; and these hollow ones, each having 3 Coats, sticking to one another, and so making upone entire firme Stone.He was desired to observe the barks of other trees; and to write downe all what he observed about these and the like appearances: as also to bring in against next day, the representation of the little Fishes swimming in Vinegar.

Dr Wren was desired to bring in what he concludeth from my Lord Sandwich's Sea - observations.

The same, to give Order to the operator for the making of the Engin, for the setting of Corne, and to describe what the advantages thereof are, or have been found to be, by former Experiments.

Mr Hook appointed to continue the observations of the Satellites of Jupiter, as he hath opportunities: and Dr Pope to desire the Bishop of Exeter to communicate their papers of Mr Rook, wherein the said Observations are Stated.

Dr Goddard produced a letter sent to him from a Domestick of Mr Buckland, together with some Potatoes to be distributed amongst the members of the Society, or their friends, such as have conveniency to plant them. Ordered, that thanks should be returned to Mr Buckland by the Secretary.

Sir Robert Moray presented the Company with an Account of the dissection made of the Body of the Lord Belcarres, in whose heart were found 2 Stones, the paper was ordered to be registered.
Occasion being given, to discourse of the Stars discovered by Dr Palmer, a minister; Sir Robert Moray moved, that a Survey might be made of the Stars of the Zodiack, by the best Telescopes for the discovering of New stares and the rectifying of the places of stares already knowne: for which purpose Sir Robert Moray offered himselfe to take his share: Mr Ball undertook the Survey of a whole Signe; Mr Hook of as much as he could.

Mr Boyle confirmed what was said in the precedent meeting about the volatin Spirit extended out of a Spunge, to be like to Spirits drawn out of Animal Substances. And it being demanded what difference he did observe, between Animal and vegetable Spirits; he said to have found, that the volatile Spirits of Animals, poured upon acid Spirits, caused an Effervescence, but those of vegetables did not.

He offered, in case he could get any sensitive plants to try, how their spirits differed from those of ordinary Plants: and the like tryall he would make with Mushrooms.

Mr Hook was ordered, not to faile to bring in, next day, a list of Experiments to be made in the new Engin for condensation of the Air. '
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