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Thomas Jefferson to Randolph Jefferson, 2 March 1813

To Randolph Jefferson

Mar. 2. 13.

Dear brother

Having been from home the last fall during most of the season for saving seeds, I find on examination that my gardener has made a very scanty provision. of that however I send enough to put you in stock: to wit Early Frame peas. Ledman’s peas. long haricots. red haricots. grey snaps. Lima beans. carrots. parsneps. salsafia. spinach. Sprout kale. tomatas. I have sent you none of the following because all your neighbors can furnish them, & my own stock is short. to wit Lettuce. radish. cucumbers. squashes. cabbages. turneps. mrs Randolph makes up some flower seeds for my sister. I do not expect to go to Bedford till late in April. if by that time I learn that the road from mr Hudson’s to Scott’s ferry is passable I will certainly call on you. I meant to have done it as I returned in November last, but learned that the boat at that ferry was gone, & that I would not be able to cross there. all here are well and salute my sister & yourself, disappointed that you did not come for the seeds. Adieu

Your’s affectionately

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP-CC); at foot of text: “Capt Randolph Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ.

my sister: Mitchie B. Pryor Jefferson, Randolph Jefferson’s wife.

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  • beans; haricots search
  • beans; lima search
  • beans; snap search
  • cabbage; cultivated by TJ search
  • carrots search
  • cucumbers search
  • food; cabbage search
  • food; carrots search
  • food; cucumbers search
  • food; haricots search
  • food; kale, sprout search
  • food; lima beans search
  • food; parsnips search
  • food; peas search
  • food; radishes search
  • food; salsify search
  • food; snap beans search
  • food; spinach search
  • food; squash search
  • food; tomatoes search
  • food; turnips search
  • Hudson, Christopher; mentioned search
  • Jefferson, Mitchie Ballow Pryor (TJ’s sister-in-law; Randolph Jefferson’s second wife); M. J. Randolph sends seeds to search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); and scions and seeds from TJ search
  • Jefferson, Randolph (TJ’s brother); letters to search
  • kale; sprout search
  • lima beans search
  • parsnips search
  • peas; TJ sends seeds search
  • radishes search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); seeds distributed by search
  • salsify search
  • Scott, Charles A.; Slate River ferry of search
  • seeds; sent by TJ search
  • snap beans search
  • spinach; seed search
  • squash (vegetable) search
  • tomatoes search
  • turnips; seed search