Thomas Jefferson Papers

Gideon Gooch to Thomas Jefferson, 29 October 1810

From Gideon Gooch

Octr 29th 1810


I have two Barbary Rams at Mr Madisons farm Blackmeadow which I Brot on from washington last week one for you the other for Colon1 Coles also five or six quarts of Berrys. I have for Gotten the name of them—they are remarkable for hedging—and the tree is said to grow as large as pear trees yrs &c

G Gooch

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mister Thos Jefferson”; franked; postmarked Orange Court House, 31 Oct.; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 27 Oct. 1810 received 31 Oct. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

1Abbreviation for “Colonel.”

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  • Barbary sheep search
  • berries search
  • Blackmeadow (farm at Montpellier) search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; and merino sheep search
  • food; berries search
  • Gooch, Gideon; and merino sheep search
  • Gooch, Gideon; letters from search
  • Madison, James; and merino sheep search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); Blackmeadow farm search
  • pears search
  • sheep; Barbary search
  • trees; pear search