Washington Nov. 24. 1807.
My dear Anne
I wrote yesterday to your Mama & mentioned what I should send to your charge by Davy, for fear I might be prevented from writing to you by him. I have just time to say that I have sent the following articles.
1. a small pot containing several sprigs of Geranium, stuck round a plant supposed to be Orange.
2. a long earthen box of Monthly strawberries, which I pray you to take care of till spring when we will plant them at Monticello. the gardener says they need never be watered during winter. yet I should think a little stale water, in warm weather, from time to time would be safest.
3. a bag of paccan nuts (about 100.) for your papa for planting.
I am this moment called off, therefore Adieu my dear Anne.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.