To Bernard McMahon
Monticello July 23. 15.
With the return of peace, my old friend Thouin returns to a recollection of me in his annual presents of seeds. a box of them is just arrived at Baltimore to the care of mr P. A Guestier merchant of that place. I have desired him to forward it to you, and if possible by some stage passenger who will take charge of it to Philadelphia. I have taken on myself all charges to Baltimore. Accept assurances of my esteem & respect
RC (DGU: Presidential Autograph Collection); addressed: “Mr Bernard McMahon Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 26 July; endorsed by McMahon. PoC (DLC); on verso of a portion of an unidentified document in an unknown hand, reading in its entirety “Directions for Aggy”; endorsed by TJ.