Letter from ROYAL ACADEMY to JAMES BARRY, written 8 April 1799, at Royal Academy, London

Source: Fryer, Works of Barry, ii. 629.

At the Academy meeting of 19 March a committee was appointed to examine the charges of misconduct made against Barry by some members of the Academy (See Richards to Barry, 12 March and 13 March 1799).

Barry's account of the meeting at which that committee was appointed is given in Appendix C 2: Memorandum.

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Royal-Academy, April 8, 1799

Sir,

You are requested to meet the president,1 and the rest of the academicians on Monday next, the 15th day of April, at seven o'clock in the evening, to receive the report of the committee on the charges2 brought against the Professor of Painting. I am, sir, your most humble servant,

John Richards, R.A. Sec.3