Washington Apr. 7. 07.
With this will be forwarded by the stage for me at Monticello (to which place I am this moment setting out) two boxes containing plants, on which I set the greatest value. they are not yet arrived here from Philadelphia but are expected to-day. the object of this letter is to pray you to pay particular attention to the forwarding them by the first stage, that they may be out of the ground as short a time as possible. they are to be delivered to David Higginbotham at Milton who will pay the carriage. I salute you with esteem
MHi: Coolidge Collection.