From Isaac A. Coles
Enniscorthy June 10th 1811.
I have been intending for some days to visit Monticello, & have been prevented from doing so by indisposition which has confined me at Home, & which I fear may still prevent me from executing my intention;—If however I am not worse I will be with you on Wednesday—
The mourning Bride has not flourished well in our Garden, & I send 2 bulbs which were all that could be safely taken from the only remaining bunch of which we were certain—from another, which the Gardener believed to be mourning bride, I have also sent a few roots, around which, to distinguish them from the others, I directed him to fold a rag—As they are taken up with the hard earth adhereing to them, I have no doubt but that they will succeed perfectly—
With sincere and respectful attachment
I. A. Coles
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL.