From John Sinclair
Board of Agriculture Whitehall [London]
24th February 1798.
I have the honour to inform you, that at the last Meeting of the Board of Agriculture, it was unanimously resolved, that the £10 remitted by you, as a Subscription for the Publications of the Board,1 shall be laid out in binding a complete set of the same, in the handsomest manner, and that they be sent to you, with a letter expressive of the Sentiments which the Board entertains for so distinguished a character.
It is with much satisfaction, that I communicate to you a Resolution, in which I so cordially partake. I regret much that you do not permit us to indulge the hopes of our having the pleasure of seeing you in this Country, and of your taking a Seat at the Board, as an Honorary Member. I have the honour to be, with much respect, Sir, Your faithful, and Obedient servant
John Sinclair President
LS, DLC:GW; LS (duplicate), DLC:GW.
1. GW enclosed the £10 note in his letter to Sinclair of 6 Nov. 1797.