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John Threlkeld to Thomas Jefferson, [8 March 1809]

From John Threlkeld

Wednesday [ 8 Mar. 1809]

Mr Threlkeld sends Mr Jefferson three English Mulberys on American ones, & five Peach Apricots he reccommends great attention to be paid by the Waggonner to them as the Shoots are but Small in1 some, & may co[me] off. Mr Threlkeld & Family wish Mr Jefferson all health and happiness & that respect & regard from his fellow Citizens in his retirement he is so justly Entitled to

RC (MHi); partially dated at foot of text; torn at fold and corners; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; with endorsement by TJ (torn) as a letter of 8 Mar. [1809]. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 8 Mar. 1809 received the same date.

Threlkeld grafted english mulberys onto the american mulberry tree.

1Manuscript: “is.”

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