Reference numberJBO/1/149
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/225
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date23 September 1663
Description ' The President gave an Account of the Experiment committed to his Charge, about the not descending of water purged from Air ; proposed formerly by Monseur Huygens, and severall times tried before the Society : which he affirmed to hold good upon a very accurate tryall, even with the Addition of a Sucker

He was desired to prosecute the Exeriment with Quicksilver, and to bring in the particulars of the whole Success in writing, together with the Solutions of the Phenomenon.

Mr Pell made mention of a Certain book calld Doxoscopia, published by a famous Professor of Hamborough, Dr Joachimus Jungius. He was desired to peruse this Treatise, and to give an Account of it to the Society.

Dr Wilkins mentioned a person that had considerable Collections of Observations of weather made by Dr Dee and others. He was desired to make the person acquainted with Mr Hook

Mr Boyle acquainted the Company that he had Spoken with one that was come from Constanti-nople, and told him, that the rainy weather had accompanied him from the said City, all along through Italy and France nto England a thing counted observable for the great extent of the same weather.

Two glasse-canes were recommended, one to the President, the other to Dr Goddard, to have them filled with Merdury, and to observe how they vary with the Weather comparing a Thermometer of water with them, to see how they differ.

Dr Wilkins was desired to write to Dr Wren for his Scheme of the Instrument for observing all kinds of weather.

There was read a Petition of the Fishmongers presented to the Parliament, concerning the annoyance whereby the Fry and Brood of Fish is destroyed, and the Severall wayes, whereby the same may be pre-served. This was comunicted by Mr Graunt, and ordered to be filed up.

There was also read a Latine letter, drawn up by the Secretary to be sent to Dr Eccardus Leichner at Erfurd, in Answer to his Letter to the Society dated 16 Cal. May 1663, and read at their Meeting August 26 1663. It was ordered that this answer should be sent, subscribed by the Secretary.

The Operator was commanded to have ready against next day, the iron-balls, for the tryall of gun powder and Goldpowder ; Item the Thermometers with Spirit of wine, Item the Compressing Engine ; and the Dog for the Cutting off a piece of his skin, and sowing it on again. '
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