From Charles Clay
by boy Will I Recieved your present of Tacitus for Cyrus, your friendly attentions to the proper & useful Education of Cyrus is highly appreciated by us both, & I hope the impression will never be lessened.—I yesteday heard of your being up, & intended visiting you1 this day with a mess of Asparagus, which grows upon us with a threating Aspect, we shall trust to your frequent Aid in keeping it within proper subjection; Billy brings you a Mess, & I purpose Coming to see how you have it dressed, with the utmost Respect I present you my
RC (MHi); page trimmed, resulting in loss of day of receipt from TJ’s endorsement. Recorded in SJL as received 1 May 1813.
1. Word interlined.
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