Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter A. Guestier to Thomas Jefferson, 4 August 1815

From Peter A. Guestier

Balto Augt 4. 1815


Your esteemed favour of July 23 has reached me and I have forwarded the box with seeds agreeable to your directions to Mr Bernard McMahon gardner of Philadelphia Capt Cook has taken charge of it; he will deliver it to Mr Augn Bousquet in Philadelphia, who is well acquainted with Mr McMahon and will put it into his hands.

I remain with great respect

Sir Your most obedt servant

P. A. Guestier


This box has been left with me by a Gentleman lately arrived from france who requested me to forward it to you in consequence thereof I have no charges against it.

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Guestier; dateline adjacent to closing; at foot of text: “Ths Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Aug. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

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