Reference numberJBO/1/96
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/83
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date17 September 1662
Description ' Mr Hill gave an account of an Experiment made with the ball and plummet, for the measuring of the depth of the Sea, by Mr Ball; wherein the Societey did conceive there was some mistake, and Mr Hill desired to write to him againe, for a more particular and exact account.

Mr Croone proposed two persons to bee put to the Scrutiny for admission into this Society, Sir Francis Fane, Dr Terne.

Mr Croone brought in the Experiment Committted to him, viz : a Bladder filld with water hung in the Aire, through all the pores of which there was an exudation of water in small drops; To prove that water will passe, where aire will not. The bladder was old and dryed.

Mr Boyle desired to bring in against next day the Experimnent of two liquours which by mixture, doe immediately become a consistent body.

Dr Charleton read his discourse about the velocity of direct and reflected sounds. To whome the thancks of the Society were given for his care and paines. And his papers orderd to bee enterd into the booke of Histories and Theories. [In margin; R.No. 1. Fol. 197]

The Operator orderd to provide a thick glasse tube about 6 foot long, to try the Experiment of Quicksilver and Water together, against next day.

Dr Charleton desired to procure aginst next day some of the Portugall-Water, and Mr Hill some of the water grought by the Merchants from the Indies, to bee compared with soem of our water, in regard of their severall weights.

A Paper about the improvement and planting of Timber Trees brought by Sir Robert Moray, sent by His Majesties Commisisoners for the Navey, was read and referred to the Consideration of Mr Evelyn, Dr Goddard, Dr Merret, and Mr Winthrop.

The President did Communicate to the Society a Letter sent by his Majesty to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to recommend the Royall Society, for a Liberall Contribution from the Adventurers and Officers of Ireland for the better Encouragement of them in their designes. Whereuppon it was ordered that a Coppy of the Letter should bee taken. And the humble thanks of the Society bee returned to his Majesty by Sir Robt: Moray for this great testimony of his Royall favour. The President was desired to returne the thanks of the Society to Mr Secretarie Nicolas and Mr Willianson for their Readinesse to assist us in the Kings Letters to Ireland without taking fees.

The Experiments of breaking a wire by weights, hanging upon it, was tryd.

Mr Wind, Dr Cudworth, Dr Moore, Commissioner Pett, Mr Schroter, Mr Hayes, Sir James Shaen and Mr Barrow, put to Scrutiny and Elected into the Society. '
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