From David Gelston
New York March 22d 1814.
I do my self the pleasure, to enclose to you a few pumpkin seeds, which were taken from one raised in my garden the last summer, that weighed 226lbs—from two seeds, the weight of seven raised, was upwards of 1000lbs—
It is said, for feeding cows, nothing equals them—if they should prove to be of any advantage to you, or, afford you either amusement or satisfaction, I shall be gratified,
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.