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Reference numberMM/10/132
LevelItem
TitleDraft of a letter from the Royal Society to Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon
Date31 January 1761
DescriptionOn the possible re-routing of the voyage of HMS 'Seahorse' to observe the Transit of Venus in 1761.

The letter states that the ship should make for Bencoulen in the East Indies rather than Mason and Dixon's suggestion of re-routing to Scanderoon in the Levant. It states that refusal to do so will result in being "...treated by the Council with the most inflexible resentment and prosecuted with the utmost Severity of Law".
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1244Mason; Charles (c 1699 - 1771)c 1699 - 1771
NA2583Dixon; Jeremiah (1726 - 1782)1726 - 1782
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