Washington Nov. 22. 08.
I have recieved your letter of the 15th. and by this post desire mr Bacon to let you take roots from the rose bush you mention as also to have you furnished with one pair of the East India fowls. our stock will not afford more & we have constant applications from other quarters. I wish you a pleasant journey and prosperous establishment in your new residence & salute you with esteem & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.