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Among the other respectable characters, to whom I take the liberty of sending the inclosed papers, it is impossible for me not to request General Washington’s acceptance of a copy. It would give me, Sir, particular pleasure, to understand, that they are fortunate enough to meet with your approbation. The objects to which they relate, are great and important, and, I flatter myself, the plans...
I had the honour of receiving yours, and hear, with much pleasure, that the pursuits in which I am engaged, have the good fortune to meet with your approbation. I am persuaded that you will learn with peculiar satisfaction, that I have at last succeeded, in procuring a public institution for promoting a zeal for agricultural pursuits, & ascertaining the best means of carrying on the internal...
I had the honour of receiving, your Excellency’s letter of the 15th March, only a few weeks ago. But at the same time delayed answering it, until it was in my power to inform you, of an institution having commenced, namely a Board of Agriculture and internal improvement, which from the great mass of information it will accumulate, on subjects of general utility, will, I trust, be of equal use...
Sir John Sinclair presents his respects to General Washington, with Copies of the additional Papers printed by the Board of Agriculture, since he last had the Honor of writing to His Excellency, which he begs may also be communicated to Mr Adams & Mr Jefferson —He is just setting out for Scotland, but he hopes to have the pleasure of hearing from his friends in America when he returns to...
I had the honour of receiving your Excellency’s letter by Mr Lear, with whose appearance & conversation I am much pleased. He comes from a good school. By this vessel I have the pleasure of sending copies of several of our Agricultural surveys, one or two of the best; it would be worth while to reprint, & circulate in america. The whole Kingdom will be completed in about 6 months from the...
I beg to recommend, the bearer William Strickland Esqr., a Gentleman of considerable property in yorkshire, and an honorary member of the Board of agriculture, to your Excellency’s attention. He will have the pleasure of communicating to you, the progress we have made in ascertaining the present state of the husbandry of this country, and the means of its improvement. This great undertaking...
Duplicate As you are a member of the Board of Agriculture, I can, without impropriety, transmit to you, for your private information, the printed papers herewith sent, which however imperfect, yet will give some Idea of the nature and importance of Mr Elkingtons discoveries in the Art of Draining[.] If a committee were appointed to take the inclosed printed Plan of an Agreement, together with...
I beg to recommend, the bearer, Thomas Macdonald Esqr., to your particular attention. He is able and well informed, and has also paid attention to agricultural pursuits. He will carry out with him some additional papers printed by the Board of Agriculture. With great truth & Regard believe me Your faithful and obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Resolved That the thanks of this Board be given, to His Excellency George Washington, for his obliging Communications respecting Manures and Vegetation. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
In addition to the paper respecting Manures which I had the honor of forwarding to your Excellency last year, I now beg leave to Subjoin a further Memoir on the Same interesting Subject. The Board of agriculture will be highly obliged to your Excellency, if you will please at your leisure to cast an Eye over it, and would recommend it to the attention of your intelligent friends conversant in...
Being unfortunately much troubled with an Inflammation in my Eyes, I beg Your Excellency will have the Goodness to excuse the Liberty I take, in making use of a borrowed Hand. The Session of the Board of Agriculture has closed for this Year, and I am now preparing to go to Scotland, which hurries me much; but I could not think of leaving this Town, without having the Honour of acknowledging...
I had yesterday the pleasure of receiving your’s of the 12th of June, which Mr King had the goodness to take Charge of, & which he delayed delivering until my return from Scotland. The information which it contains regarding the Use of Gypsum, seems to be extremely important, and throws much Light upon a very curious & interesting branch of Husbandry. The difficulties you have found in...
I do not much like the present aspect of Europe, and have some thoughts, incase of accidents, to secure an asylum for my family in america. The Revolution of France, now confirmed, will probably occasion Revolutions in other Countries, and it is not impossible, even here, where, though the government is good, yet it is ill administered. Indeed what else could be expected from surrendering the...