From James Barbour
Barboursville March 4th 16—
Being anxious to add, to my new establishment, whatever, is rare or desirable of the fruit, shrub, or tree kind; and knowing with a like inclination, you have had an ample opportunity to gratify it, I have taken the liberty to request of you, any little thing you can spare, without inconvenience, adapted to the garden, or pleasure grounds—
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Mar. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.
Barbour’s new establishment was Barboursville, his Orange County plantation.