Reference numberJBO/1/56
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/41
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date4 December 1661
DescriptionMr Ellis subscribed his name

Sir Robert Moray asked to bring in his 'Engine for hearing' next day.

Sir William Petty promised to speak with the Lord Brouncker concening his account of shipping and to bring in an account next day.

Dr Goddard tried a transparent stone as the 'Oculis mundi', but made no considerable alteration - being steeped into water.

Mr Le Febvre and Mr Boyle intreated severally to make the Experiment of the salt of tartar in a vessel sealed hermetically, and hung over the steame of a Balneum : to see if it will increase in weight.

Mr Long, Mr Hoskins, Mr Haak, Mr Willughby, and Mr Le Febvre were admitted into the Society.

Mr Brooke propos'd as a Candidate by Sir William Petty and Mr Ball.

Mr Powle promis'd to bring in an account of Iron from the Oare to the barr.

Mr Croone intreated to inquire into the manufacture of hats.

Mr Ellis promised to inquire into the making of Lead.

The Amanuensis to bring in a glass hat-band the next day.

That Mr Ellis and Mr Powle to try the quicksilver experiment in the deepest pit they can.

Mr Ellis asked to try if the weight of any thing differs at the bottom of a pit more than at the top.

That Mr Boyle to bring in his observations of the Quicksilver Experiment.

That Mr Ball to bring in his account of Quicksilver Experiment.

Mr Croone read a Latin Letter which was from Mr De Monmort at Paris to Sir R Moray.

The Amanuensis produced Serpents, which was fired and cast int he water burnt there.
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