Reference numberJBO/1/99
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/90
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date8 October 1662
Description ' Mr James Hayes [crossed out'this day'] admitted a Member of the Society.

Dr Goddard and Dr Wilkins appointed Curators for the Experiment proposed the last day about a lamp to continue burning under water.

Mr Willughby produced his demonstration to prove that the same Area of ground planted with Trees after a Quincundiall figure will hold more Trees placed at the same distance from one another, then the Square, in the proportion of 8 to 7.

Ordered that the thanks of the Society be given to Dr Merrett for his paines in translating the Italian discourse de Arte Vitraria, upon the Motion and desire of the Society.

Ordered that Mr Wilde be desired to communicate to the Society such choise discourses as he hath collected upon severall suiects relating to Experimentall Philosophy, that they may bee overlooked and Considered by severall Members of the Society to bee appointed to that purpose.

Mr Boyle desired against the Next day to shew unto the Society the second part of his Experiment about Coagulation, viz: the reducing those coagulated liquours to their former fluidity.

Mr Pell proposed Dr Hoare as a Candidate.

Dr Terne put to the Scrutiny and unanimously elected.

It was debated and put to the Question whether the former order concerning admitting all Persons of the degree of Barons or above and all of His Majesties Privy Councill, upon their desires and subscription, without putting them to the Scrutiny, shall be continued, and put to a Statute. This was passed in the affirmative, 21 and more of the Society being present.

Dr Wren offerd an Experiment about the undulation of Quicksilver in a croocked tube, which he suggested was, for the velocity of it, proportionable to the vibrations of a Pendulum. It was referred to him to prosecute the Experiment foarthe and bring in an account of it.

The Experiment of breaking wires, differed till next day.

Mr Oldenburg produced a letter giving an account of a new mixture of Metalls, very usefull for pistols and Gunns very much esteemed of in Germany, very light, not subiect to rusting or breaking. Orderd that an extract of it bee enterd. '
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