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the Society : ' at the January meeting , he communicated an < Account of several Improvements in Arts , Manufactures , aiid Agriculture , " * with which he had been favoured by an ingenious correspondent ; and in February , a Letter , inclosing a copy of the Preliminary Discourse delivered to the Society of Antityuaries at Perth , by the Rev . James focott , their President , was delivered by Air . Clenriell , who at the same time announced that the said Society had agreed to reciprocate the privilege offered in our last Report to the members of literary institutions and proprietors of public libraries . Similar communications
have also been received from Felton , Ayr , Paisley , Greenoclc , and Kelso . " Among the Members whom we have this year lost by death , it would have been particularly gratifying to your Secretary to have taken this occasion of testifying his high respect for eminent merit , and his sense of many personal obligations , in recording the loss of our excellent and most regretted associate , Dr . Clark : but , besides that he has
already availed himself of a more immediate opportunity of doing both these , he is happy that to this Society more substantial testimony to his abilities and great professional eminence has already been presented , by two distinguished Members , who were so much better qualified to appreciate his worth . The Societv will learn , with great satisfaction , that this united tribute to the memory of thtrir friend will shortly be presented to the public at large , through the medium of tlie press *" Sir J . E . Swinburne , Bart , is the Pres ident ; the Rev . W . Turner , -who has »> een berord uanwd r _ - Lecturer , i «; Secretary . — We shall l > c glad to receive similar notices of other provincial Literary arid Philosophical Societies .
MISCE 1 LAN EOUS . To the Editor of the Monthly Repository . Sir , Thk inclosed paper , which I have just received from my friend Dr . Jenncr , translated from the Spanish original ill
* Since published under the title of u Sketch of the i ' rofcssional Life and Character of John Clark , M . D . 1 ' ellovv of the Royal College of Physicians at Lldhiburgh , < Stc . &c . "
SUPPLEMENT TO THE MADRID GAZETTE , Of the 14 th October , 1806 . On Sunday ,, the 7 th of Septemberlast , Dr . Francis Xavier Balmis , Surgeon Extraordinary to the King , had the honour of kissing his Majesty's hand , on occasion of his return from a voyage round the -world , executed with the sole object of carrying to all the possesssions of the crown of Spain , situated beyond the seas , and to those of several other nations , the inestimable gift of Vaccine Inoculation . His Majesty has
inquired , with the liveliest interest , into all that materially related to the expedition , and learned , with the utmost satisfaction , that its result has exceeded the most sanguine expectations that were entertained at the time of the
entcrprise . This undertaking had been committed to the diligence of several Members of the Faculty and subordinate persons , carrying with them twenty-two children , who had never undergone the small-pox , selected for the preservation of the precious fluid , by transmitting it successively from one to another , during the course of the voyage . The expedi- * tion set sail from Corunna , under the direct ion of I 5 a . Jm . is , on the 30 th No * veni ' oer , 1803 . It made the first stoppage at the Cnnary Islands , the second at Porto-Rico , and the third at the
Caraccas . On leaving that province , by the port of l ^ a Guayra , it ' was divided into two brunches : one part sailing to South America , under the charge of the Sub-director Don Francis Salvani ; the other , with the Director Balmis on board , steering for the I iavannah , and thence for Yucatan . There a
subdivision took place ; the Professor Francis Pastor proceeding from the port of Sisal to that of Villa Hjrmosa , in the province of Tobasca , for the purpose of propagating Vaccination in the district of Ciudad Real of Chiapa , and on to
Goatcmala , making a circuit of four hundred leagues , through a loug and rough road , comprising Oaxaca ; while the rest of the expedition , which arrived without accident at Vera Crux , traversed
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his possession , is on a subject so inter--esting to humanity } that I promise myself " you will oblige me by inserting ft in your Repository . I remain , Sir , your ' s , Clapton , Dec . l 6 , 1806 . J . T . RUTT .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1807, page 50, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2376/page/50/