Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Betton, 24 November 1807

High Street Phila. Novr. 24th. 1807.


Knowing the satisfaction you have in receiving the product of any Foreign Climate, I make so free as to forward you by Mr. Clarke a small quantity of black Rice and a small quantity of white Rice, brot. by my Son Surgeon of the Ship Coromandel Captn. Davy last Spring from the City of Rangoon in the Kingdom of Ava

My Son was informed that the black Rice grows on high Land near the City of Ava and that it is consider’d as more nutritious than the white—

I have already forwarded my Freinds Mr. Clarke & Morgan of New Orleans & Mr Pearce Butler a small quantity of each Kind and shou’d its introduction into the Country prove of any advantage to it I shall receive much satisfaction

I remain with the highest consideration of respect Sir yr. very humble Servt.

Samuel Betton

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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