Monticello May 25. 19.
Mr Beasley our Consul at Havre informs me he has by the brig John Burgain Capt Perry bound to Philadelphia forwarded for me to your address a box of seeds from the King’s garden of plants, and the object of these courtesies being a more general distribution of useful things, I ask the favor of you to deliver the box to mr McMahon or whoever else is the successor to the garden of mr McMahon decd of Philadelphia, to whom I formerly sent such things. I salute you with great esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.