To James Gibbon
Monticello May 13. 17.
Mr Dearborn Collector of Boston writes me that he had recieved for me a small parcel of grass seeds (Lupinella) sent me by mr Appleton our Consul at Leghorn, which he should forward to you by a Coaster in a few days. I will ask the favor of you to deliver them when recieved to Messrs Gibson & Jefferson who will pay whatever is due on them, and will forward them to me. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.
PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Bernard Peyton to TJ; at foot of text: “Majr Gibbons”; endorsed by TJ.