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I have recd. from Col. Pickering the inclosed Nos. of the N. England Farmer, containing his letters on a question between him & Mr. Powell, relating to the improvement of our breed of Neat Cattle. On being apprized that I could not give to the discussion the attention due to it, he requests me to hand the papers over to some gentleman to whom they might be acceptable, and I take the liberty of selecting you as most capable of doing justice to the subject.
I inclose also a few late London newspapers just received; which you may hand to Mr. Gilmer, if any articles be observed, worth extracting. I have looked too slightly into them, to judge whether there be any such