Reference numberJBO/1/94
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/78
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date3 September 1662
Description ' It was referrd to Dr Wren to take care of making those severall Experiments mentioned the last day concerning aqua Salientes.

The Desire of the Society mentioned formerly to Dr Wren about comparing My Lord of Sandwiches Experiments is continued, it being a business of difficulty and much calculation requires more time than hee could yet obtaine from his other occasions.

The desire of the last day to Mr Croone is continued.

Mr Zulichems letter being translated into English was reade and ordered to be filed up.

The President gave an account to the Society of his and the Councills addresse to his Majestie in the name of the Society, to returne their humble thancks to His Majesty for his favour in his establishing of them into a Corporation by his letters patents; with his Majesty's answer of his peculiar esteeme for the Society, and his readinesse to give them all due Encouragement;
As likewise of their Adresse of thanks to My Lord Chancelour for his readinesse to further that businesse; by whom they wer very favourably received, and told, by him, that it was his purpose to come himself to the Society to expresse his acknowledgement to them.

My Lord Brouncker desired to riing in a Copy of the Speech he made to His Majesty and My Lord Chancelour in the name of the Society.

A Letter read from one of the Professor of Leyden to : Fredericus Gronovius, celebrating the worthyness and usefulnesse of the designe of this Society. Order'd to be enter'd in the Letterbook.

Sir Gilbert Talbot, Dr Merret, Mr Haak, Mr Henshaw desired to assist in the translation of the Italian Booke about Dying.

A French discourse in Manuscript about taking heights and distances, a new way by Catoptricks, brought in by Sir Robert Moray, and orderd to bee translated, against next day.

Severall Experiments for improving husbandry by infusing seeds in salt Liquours, brought in by Sir R : Moray

The Bloody Pond at Newington discoursd of, and it was suggested that it might bee made by a multitude of little red wormes, which upon their sinking downe, occasion the water to change the colour. These wormes in some ponds are visible, others conceived it might bee from a peculiar quality in the earth, by an exudation of the earth, whence sometimes sweate out in greene upon the superficies of the water and sometimes in red spots.

Dr Goddards Experiment about the weighing of the Quicksilver Tube etc Tried; and hee intreated to bring it in in writing against next day. '
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