Jan. 30. 1786 Sherrard St. N.8.
As I am now ready & wish to read my fourth lecture on next monday the 6.th of February,1 be so good before the necessary advertizements are forwarded to the News-papers to overlook them yourself & take care that your Amanuensis (whoever he may be) does not commit the same mistake whether well or ill meant, that has been given in to the publisher of the Court Kalendar for the year 1786 where M.r Farrington & M.r Wyatt2 are set down as the professors of Painting & Architecture to the Royal Academy & where an J. Bery is put in the list of the Visitors.3
I am sir your most ob.tobedient humble serv.tservantJam.es Barry
For F.M.Newton Esq.r Secretary to the Royal Academy