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On my return from New Orleans , a few days ago, I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 13 th of November . It had remained in the Post office, at this place, during my absence, which was protracted, far beyond my calculations, by the illness & death of an intimate friend who had solicited me to witness his last moments— The constant expectation of receiving an answer to your...
M r Poindexter has obligingly offered to carry you a small package of Guinea Grass seed & a species of Capsicum indigenous in the province of Taxas . For all I know on the subject of Guinea Grass I take the liberty of referring you to a communication I have just made to the Editor of the Archives of Useful knowledge—It is highly probable, however, that you are much better acquainted with it...
Your letters of the 17 th & 24 th ult. arrived by the last mail & having just obtained a large supply of the Capsicum, it gives me great pleasure to transmit some of it, to you, in time for planting—That which I planted this spring is just coming up—the plants of last season are loaded with pods & will continue to bear both blossoms & fruit until December or january if protected from the...
I hope that the small package of Capsicum, which I sent you, a few weeks ago, has arrived in safety—You may even a month hence be very certain of obtaining Plants which, with a little care, can be preserved through the Winter & which will yeild fruit before the last of May—I now send you as much as you will be able to use until that time—The Spaniards generally use it in fine Powder & seldom...
The last mail from Catahoula brought me The enclosed Letter from Judge Lewis which seems to close all prospect of obtaining the information you wished from the papers of M r Henderson. From the statement of the time of his Death, I am disposed to beleive, that your communication of may last never reached him but has probably been returned to the General Post office, from that of Catahoula...