Monticello May 12. 26.
By a letter from mr Madison I now learn that Thouin has been dead some time, that his successor sends the box annually to him as President of the agricultural society of Albemarle, that such a box is now arrived at N. York, of which he has notified Secretary Barbour his successor. to him I have written requesting it’s consignment to us, and the sooner the better as the season is fast advancing. it may by possibility reach us in 3. or 4. weeks.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.