To Sir John Sinclair
Philadelphia. April 28. 1798.
I had the honor on the 23d. of March of addressing a letter to y[ou on] some subjects of agriculture, which was committed to the care of mr Tho[rnton] Secretary to the British legation here, who went over in the packet. Th[is is?] merely to cover the bill of lading for a box put on board the ship Act[…] bound to London, in which are the Drill & Mouldboard spoken of in [my?] former letter. my friend in Richmond has forwarded two barrels [of] Virginia May wheat to Norfolk (in that state) to be shipped thence [on?] two different ships to your address. it will probably therefore not [be in] my power to give you advice of the occasions by which th[ey?] are sent. I hope however all will arrive safe, and shall be glad at all times to be charged with any services here which can be rendered to your society.
I have the honor to be with great & sincere esteem [&] respect Dear Sir
Your most obedt. & most humble servt
PrC (DLC); margin frayed; at foot of text: “Sr. John Sinclair.”