From Bernard McMahon
Philadelphia 24th Novr 1812
By this mail I send you a small box of Hyacinth roots, to be planted in the open ground, as soon as you shall have received them; they are of the first rate kinds, and nearly of as many varieties as roots: with due attention they will bring you into a stock of the best1 kinds.
Accept Sir my most sincere thanks for your various kindnesses to me, and believe me to be Sir,
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Word interlined.