Washington July 15. 06.
I recieved last night the tulip roots you were so kind as to send me, for which I return you my thanks. I shall go in a week to Monticello, whither I shall them & have them planted in proper season. the misfortune of my present situation as to things of this kind is that here I have not a foot of ground inclosed: & at Monticello they are liable to be neglected in my absence. about this time two years I shall begin to collect for that place, because I shall be able to have them attended to. at that time I shall avail myself with pleasure of your obliging offer. but my situation there & taste, will lead me to ask for curious & hardy trees, than flowers. of the latter a few of those remarkeable either for beauty or fragrance will be the limits of my wishes. Accept my salutations & best wishes for your success.