Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig Mathematical Dissertation (Veracruz, Mexico), 1794
Scope and Contents
The dissertation outlines plans for the transport of water from the Rio Jamapa to the new city of Veracruz. Don Miguel Vendrell y Puig presented his mathematical dissertation to VSS which the town council/hall held on September 4, 1794. He begins by expressing thanks for the powerful recommendation [?] given to him by Attorney General Don [?] Lagoa de Miranda so that he could compile some useful ideas for the transport of water to this city. He mentions the Caballero Don Pedro Gorostisa who rests in peace. He claims his hydraulic machine can transport the water with extreme ease. He states that a project for transporting water should meet these circumstances: 1a Short, 2a Cheap, 3a Secure, 4a Easy to Clean, [Check/Register], Put Together, and Clean. The document includes drawings for a portion of the machine.
- Creation: 1794
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