Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Sir John Sinclair, 28 May 1796

From Sir John Sinclair

Board of Agriculture Whitehall
May 28th. 1796.

Dear Sir

I have much pleasure in transmitting to You a Copy of my last address to the Board of Agriculture, in which I have pointed out the progress of that Institution. It would give me additional Satisfaction to propose you as a foreign Honorary Member, But I think it would be better, if that Honor was Conferred in Consequence of Your favouring us with Some important Communication, to which you are So equal. I flatter myself, we may Still meet again once more in England, our last interview here is very present in my mind, and it would give me Concern, if we were not occasionally to renew our Correspondence, and intercourse. Believe me always with great truth and Regard. Dear Sir your faithful & obedient servant

John Sinclair

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received “Mar. 2.” and recorded in SJL under 2 Mch. 1797. Enclosure: presumably Sir John Sinclair’s Address to the Board of Agriculture, on Tuesday, the Twenty-Fourth of May, 1796: Stating the Progress That Had Been Made by the Board, During the Third Session Since Its Establishment [London, 1796]. Sinclair enclosed the same work in a letter to George Washington of 30 May 1796 (DLC: Washington Papers).

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