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Thomas Jefferson to William Fleming, 28 November 1809

To William Fleming

Monticello Nov. 28. 09.

Dear Sir

I have recieved safely the extraordinary rattle of the rattle snake, as also the1 foliage of the Alleghaney Martagon. a plant of so much beauty & fragrance will be a valuable addition to our flower gardens. should you find your roots of it I shall be very thankful to participate of them, and will carefully return you a new stock should my part succeed & yours fail. accept the assurances of my constant friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “The honble Judge Fleming”; endorsed by TJ.

1TJ here canceled “leav.”

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  • Allegheny lily search
  • Fleming, William; letters to search
  • Fleming, William; sends specimens to TJ search
  • lily; Allegheny search
  • rattlesnake; TJ receives rattle of search
  • snakes; rattle search