Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Dortic, 4 May 1811

To John Dortic

Monticello May 4. 11.


I thank you for the care you have taken of my friend Thouin’s letter which I have safely recieved, and especially of the box of seeds. with respect to the last I am obliged to request the further trouble of putting them into one of the stages for Philadelphia addressed to mr Bernard McMahon, gardener of that place, who will recieve & take care of them & pay the stage transportation. no duties were, I presume, payable on them on their entry, and if any thing was due for freight, I am certain mr Gelston will have the goodness to discharge it for me & notify me1 of the amount on the assurance of it’s being immediately remitted. with my thanks for your attentions be pleased to accept the assurance of my entire respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Dortic”; endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Dortic, John; forwards seeds to TJ search
  • Dortic, John; letters to search
  • Gelston, David; collector at New York search
  • McMahon, Bernard; forwards seeds from A. Thoüin search
  • New York (city); collector at search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Thoüin, André; sends seeds to TJ search
  • trees; seeds of, sent to TJ search