Philadelphia April 10th 1807.
I was much surprized this day, to find that Mr. Duane did not proceed to Washington as he informed me he would when I had the pleasure of writing to you last, nor can he now for a few days; therefore, tomorrow I will forward the larger box by the stage, and the smaller by the mail. I am very sorry that I did not take this method at first.
I have several sorts growing of the seeds you were pleased to send me, among which are four varieties of Currants, and I am confident that I shall have plants from every kind I received.
I am Sir, With respect and esteem Your Sincere Wellwisher
P.S. I am not at all apprehensive that the plants will suffer by this delay, as they are very carefully packed.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.