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A Letter to the Board of Visitors of the Greenwich Royal Observatory, in Reply to the Calumnies of Mr. Babbage at Their Meeting in June 1853, and in His Book Entitled the Exposition of 1851 (Classic Reprint) by R Sheepshanks (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from A Letter to the Board of Visitors of the Greenwich Royal Observatory, in Reply to the Calumnies of Mr. Babbage at Their Meeting in June 1853, and in His Book Entitled the Exposition of 1851 After this confession I may be allowed to say how restitu tion was made. Some years later, I imported a theodolite from Munich, and applied to the Treasury to have it free of duty. The reply t coming as early as I expected, and the Customs officers assuring me that leave would t be granted, I paid the duty. A few days afterwards I received permission to bring in my circle duty free, and applied to the Custom-house for repayment but the refunding what had been once received, was so repugnant to the usages of the establishment, that I gave it up. As the Munich circle was worth the J ecker's circle at least thrice over, I con sider the Customs to have been losers by me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.