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William Caruthers to Thomas Jefferson, 3 February 1813

From William Caruthers

Lexington 3rd Feby 1813

Dr Sir

I have understood that yourself,1 Mr Maddison, & Some Others have Imported Some of the Best Breeds of Sheep for the purpose of Circulating them through the Country

If I have been correctly informed on the Above Subject and You have Or Will have the ensuing Spring More than is promised allready I Would be Glad to Get a pair for the purpose of commencing the improvement of a flock, in case you can Spare me a pair Will Direct a Waggon to call for them Soon as they are fit To Take from the Ewe, Or adopt Any Mode of conveyance you Will Advise—please to Drop me a line on the Subject if you can spare me a pair & state the price

Accept My Best Respects

Wm Caruthers

NB I would prefer Mareenoes

RC (DLC); adjacent to signature: “Honbl Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Feb. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “youself.”

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