Box 7, Folder 1: Increase Lapham Correspondence 1826-1830

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New Haven December 27 - 1826

Sir

I write to acknowledge your letter of the 11th covering a [remittance?] of $41 toward the [American?] and I thank you for the liberal [illegible] which you manifest in encouraging a work [designed?] to [illegible] the public good. The [illegible] & other facts connected with the state of the journal will observe in the [awakened?] paper which I have the liberty of sending in the belief that you may be disposed to give your influence with others in favor this work, to that end that you may be [illegible] of a correct [statement?] of facts. I conclude that you may with [to?] begin with the later no of the journal & therefore will find your No 1 of Vol 1 now in the prep which will probably be out [illegible] February. Should you with [illegible] volume, they can be to you at the original publication [publisher name?] a volume & I will [illegible] mention this [illegible].

Yours respect

Mr. Lapham

B. Silliman

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No. 1. Dec. 27. 1826

Mr Increase A Lapham

Hamilton Butter Co

Ohio.

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Letter from Prof B. Silliman in regard to article on Louisville & Portland canal & Geological Description

Necolbauen. Dec-6-1827

Dear Sir

I have received your communications on the Louisville Canal & the geology of the vicinity & then to their feasible [?] productions creditable to your taste & habits of objection. Time will-(perhaps sooner than you realize) remove the deficiency of youth & I trust you will improve, year by year, in every thing wise & good & become a [?] to your fellow men.

No truth geology being I believe extinguished have ? the money to be remitted to be credited to you on the books [arbebathy?] here who has your names on his list; it of course be applied towards your coming [?] [?] you should [?] [?]. I should like to receive your profile of the canal ?. If it could be folded as a letter it would cost but 25 cents & if necessary to cover it, which I presume it would be, I would willing pay the double postage [?] immediately after receiving this letter it would be in season to appear with your communication in the next No after that which will free in a few days

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I should be glad if you would lay by for me a specimen of your limestone & with the honey-comb cavities & of that soaked with [?] & of any thing else which you deem curious they may come to me via Pittsburg to Phila or via New Orleans. If by the later route to the care of Edmund Frosstall [?] if by the former to that of Robt Hare MD. Prof Univ. Penn will pay whatever your wish any specimen in return. Your honey comb rock is I think without doubt a coral limestone & the particular variety is the favorite of [?] [?] cited in the first volume of the American Journal _ I will alter Mrs. Lapagee in your piece accordingly. [?] put down the name of your friend a [?]. I am much obliged to you for your agency in the matter. I will forward Vol. 13 to him as soon as the last No of it is out which will be in ten days.

The price of the of the back, volumes in [?] is $2.50 per vol in Nos & I will forward a com-

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plete [?] whenever your friend [?][?] in the mode that he may point out I do not forward them now by mail as the expense would be heavy. The 13 Vols. a 2.50 will cost $32.50 but if your friend will [?] $30_ postage paid I will send him the 13 Vols. but would not wish this mentioned as a precedent although would do the same by yourself. They can be bound here at 56 cents a volume in light calf & [?] and this will be an additional charge.

yours with B Silliman

Mr. Lapham

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[backside of letter folded , addressed and used as envelope]

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Increase A. Lapham Engineer on the Louisville Canal Louisville Kentucky

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From Professor Silliman Recieved Dec. 28 1827 Shippingport Ky

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