Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 11 April 1820

Monticello Apr. 11. 20.

Dear Sir

I recieved in due time your favor of Mar. 30. and on reconsideration of the subject, have changed my mind. while I lived in Washington I recieved sample of wheat from Chili, which I gave to mr Divers to take care of. it proves not so productive as our own but whiter than the whitest of the May wheat. at the next harvest I will get mr Divers to prepare half a dozen barrels of that, which sent as a rarity can be more delicately offered in that character as well as for it’s superior excellency. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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