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HISTORY

OF

THE ItOYAL SOCIETY,

FROM

ITS INSTITUTION

TO

THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

BY THOMAS THOMSON, M.D. F.R.S. L. & E.

MEMBER OJ THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, OF THE WERNERIAN SOCIETY, AND OF THE IMPERlAi
CHIRURCO-MEDICAL ACADEMY OF FETEREBURGH.

LONDON:

PRINTED rOR ROBERT BALDWIN, 47, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1812.

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TO THE

RIGHT HON. SIR JOSEPH BANKS, Baet. President,

AND TO THE

COUNCIL AND FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY,

THIS ATTEMPT TO ELUCIDATE

THE

PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS,

IS INSCRIBED,
WITH MUCH RESPECT, m

BY THEIR MOST OBEDIENT SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR

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