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Weights and measures--France--History, Metric system--History Reports, Manuscripts French--19th century, Manuscripts Digital
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Porter, Dot, "Facsimile of LJS 217, Rapport sur les poids et mesures" (2015). Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS): EBooks. 185.
Excerpt from the register of the deliberations of the SocieÌteÌ royale acadeÌmique de Savoie, most of which is a report from a commission named to investigate the standardization of weights and measures. The report recommends the adoption of specific decimal liquid measures such as liters and the pegging of retained national measures, such as the pied for land area and the grenette de ChambeÌry for grain volume, to specific percentages of international decimal measures. Information at the end identifies the report as an excerpt, records that the report was unanimously adopted, and is signed by G. M. Raymond, secreÌtaire perpeÌtuel de la SocieÌteÌ (f. 12r).