Hall of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Boston,August, 12, 1829.
I have the pleasure of informing you that you have been elected an Honorary Member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, which has been recently established; and herewith you will receive a pamphlet, containing the Charter, Constitution, Bye-Laws, &c. of the Institution.
We shall be happy to avail of such information as it may be in your power to communicate, on all subjects relating to rural economy; and shall be most grateful for any seeds, plants, scions or trees, which you may be so kind as to procure and transmit. These favors it will afford us great pleasure to reciprocate, in the manner that may be most acceptable. With assurances of the highest respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, your most ob’dt. servant.
H. A. S. Dearborn
Printed RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.