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24 appearance, does not make a very good impression at first. Drove with Baskerville, Mc Murtrie, Weger and Moses to Engineers Club thence home after depositing Mc Murtrie & Baskerville & Weger at their residences arrived in Yonkers at about 1 P.M. Sunday. Feb. 2 [[strikethrough]] 8 [[/strikethrough]] 7. Thaw & mild weather, rather muddy. made a few experiments in lab relative [[underlined]] acetone & Na OH [[/underlined]] resisting properties. Took nap then [[underlined]] revised my metacresol patent [[/underlined]] and packed samples for [[underlined]] Franklin Institute committee.[[/underlined]] Monday. Feb. 28. Rainy unpleasant muddy weather. Busy morning making one run of A with german Cresol. At 2:30 hurried in car [[end page]] [[start page]] 25 was driven to 23d street tunnel with [[underlined]] May [[/underlined]] who had taken lunch with me at home. Arrived Philadelphia drenching rain. Car strike. Of committee only three were present on a account of car strike & rain. Chairman. Dr. Williams chemist of U.S. Navy and arsenal. - At 10.P.M. was thru. Feel somewhat ruffled at myself going to all this trouble for so little matter. Saw Franklin's old electric machine. [[underlined]] Once seeing this had inspiration for my address in Pittsburgh. [[/underlined]] Whoever sees this machine and compares this mere scientific toy to our modern achievements in electricity does not have to ask what is the value of scientific research. Took midnight train for N.Y. They
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