To Benjamin Rush
Mount Vernon May 10th 1788
Your favour of the 26th ulto together with the seeds of the manget1 werzel and the Pamphlet respecting the cultivation and use of this valuable plant, came safe and claims my particular acknowledgments. I thank you for both, and shall endeavor to propogate the former with care and attention. Mrs Washington Joins me in compliments to Mrs Rush. I am Sir &c.
1. The copyist should have written “mangel.”