Monto Dec. 8. 21.
I thank you, Sir, for the informn you are so kind as to give me of the invention for breaking & dressing flax & hemp. it is a great invention and will tend to restore those plants to a rivalship again with cotton, the facility of whose manipuln had promised to bring it into almost exclusive use. I presume the public paper will soon inform us of the cost & means of procuring the machine for common use. accept my respectful salutns.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.