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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 22 March 1814

From David Gelston

New York March 22d 1814.

Dear Sir,

I do my self the pleasure, to enclose to you a few pumpkin seeds, which were taken from one raised in my garden the last summer, that weighed 226lbs—from two seeds, the weight of seven raised, was upwards of 1000lbs

It is said, for feeding cows, nothing equals them—if they should prove to be of any advantage to you, or, afford you either amusement or satisfaction, I shall be gratified,

with great regard, I am—Dear Sir, your obedient servant,

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Apr. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

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