Reference numberJBO/1/97
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/86
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date24 September 1662
Description ' Sir James Shaen and Mr Schroter were admitted as Fellows of this Society.

Dr Goddard gave an account in writing of his Experiments of weighing the Mercuriall Glasse-Canes, and it was orderd, they should bee enterd.

The same brought in his thoughts concerning the planting of Timber in England, upon the proposition offerd t the consideration of the Society by his Majesties Commissioners for the Navy.

Dr Ent alleaged, it was found by Experience, that no Oakes gro well but from Acornes.

Mr Winthrop read his proposition concerning the Conveniency of building of Ships in some of the Northern parts of America; which was orderd to be enterd.

Dr Charleton brought some of the Portugal water, which was orderd to bee kept, till some water could also be got coming out of the Indies; to compare them together with some of our waters, as to their weights.

Dr Goddard suggested, that it might bee tryd whether the water carried over sea in glass vessels will putrifie, as it doth in wooden ones. Hereuppon, the care to recommend the making of this Experiment to Mr Hill.

It was recommended to Dr Goddard, that against the next day the Experiment of Quicksilver and Water together, in a glasse Cane of five or six foot long, might bee tyryd.

The Experiment of breaking by weight a silver wire of 1/6 of an inch diameter, was tryd, but, there being a defect in the apparatus, order was given to the Operator to get it mended, against the next day, to try it then againe. '
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