Mr Barry presents his respectful Comp.ts Compliments to the Right Hon.ble Honourable the President,1 Vice Presidents & the rest of the Noblemen & Gentlemen of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts &c, is much obliged to them for their kind indulgence in allowing him to retouch the work in their Great Room & accepts & very chearfully2 subscribes to the condition of finishing (God willing,) what he proposed doing to that work by the 1.st of October next, so as that the business of the Society in their Great Room may thenceforward, be ordered agreably to their wishes3 as expressed in the Letter M.r Barry had the honour of receiving from them last night.4
N. 36. Castle St . Oxford Market.
May. 19. 1798.