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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
BE it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of November, in the
twenty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, John
DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
BE it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of November, in the twenty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, John Conrad, of the said district, bath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit, “The Phi“lad lphia Medical and Physical Journal. Part I. Vol. I. Collected and “ arranged by Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. Professor of Materia Medica, “Natural History, and Botany, in the University of Pennsylvania,” in comformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the “encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and “Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein “mentioned,” and also to the act, entitled, “An act supplementary to an act “entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of “Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, “ during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the “arts of designing, engraying, and etching, historical and other prints.”
D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the District Court of Pennsylvania,
TO SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART.
on to OF his MAJEsty's Most Honourablk privy council, ; PRRs1DENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON ; AND MEMBER
OF MANY OTHER LEARN M.D SOCIETIES.
THE following pages, although a considerable portion of them relates to a science which you do not cultivate (that of Medicine), are, with peculiar propriety, inscribed to you.
To you, Sir, the cultivators of Natural Science, in every part of Europe, have been proud to own their acknowledgements, as the most universal patron of whatever relates to natural history, and has a tendency to benefit mankind. I am anxious to show you, that in the United-States there are also cultivators of this noble science, and that they cannot but acknowledge how great have been your services and merits.
But my personal acquaintance with you, the advantages which I have derived from your correspondence, lead me, impel me, to beg your acceptance of the First Part of a work, which, I flatter mysels, will ultimately tend to the extension of Medicine and Natural History, both in my own and in other countries.
To you, Sir, I am, certainly, indebted for a portion of what little reputation I may have in life; for a portion of that happiness *A
which I have ever enjoyed from the cultivation of Science : a happiness which can only be conceived by those, who, like yourself,
have attached themselves to the amiable pursuits of Natural Science.
With the greatest respect, I remain, Dear Sir, Your very obedient and obliged Servant, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON. Philadelphia, Movember 13th, 1804.