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Assistant   August 17th 1793


I have sent you up the wood I mentioned to you yesterday with some other Articles, among them are some birds preserved in the best  manner I could do them.  If they were in a better state.  I should have begd Lady and Miss Banks's acceptance of them, please Sir to let me know or the bearer where you wish to have the  Otaheitian boar and sow sent to

I have the Honour to be Sir your Obd  and Humble Servt
Nathl Portlock

[note by Banks]
Sept 4

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