Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Rodgers, 30 July 1806

Washington 30th July 1806


Having heard Mr Smith, the Secretary of the Navy, say that you were desirous of Convincing yourself of the properties of the Barbary broad tail sheep; I have in Consequence taken the liberty of sending to your Steward, at this place, a Male and Female of the Tripoline Breed; which I beg you will do me the honor to accept—

With the most profound Consideration, I remain Your Excellency’s Obedient, Humble Servant

Jno Rodgers

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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