I remember that I heard you say, your attention was now on your garden; you also shew’d me your place for seeds. Those I have inclos’d are very good summer turnip-seed. I think from long experience the best time for sowing is about the 20th. or betwean the 20 & last of July. However it Depend very much on the Season. Therefore my way is to sow at Different times, in the space of 10. or 12 Days.
Please to accept my respects To yourself and famely.
PS. I was told by some person a year or two Ago, that you wisht to have a Cat of a tawtershel Colour. if you Do, I think I Can Come very near to it, and should be glad to gratify [. . .] known.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.