The Royal Society read part of Letter L-166 about embryo plants in cotton seeds

January 23, 1686

Birch, History, vol IV, p. 452, 13 January 1686 (O.S.) in London:

Part of a letter of Mr. LEEWENHOECK, transated by Mr. LODWICK, was read, concerning embryo plants, which he affirmed himself to have found perfectly formed in some sorts of seeds, particularly the cotton-seed.

Mr. LODEWICK was desired to proceed in translating the remainder of that letter.