To John Bartram, Jr.
Washington Dec. 2. 1802.
I recieved last night your favor of the 26th. Nov. informing me that the seeds and plants are made up for which I had written to you some time ago. Mr. William Short sets out from this place tomorrow for Philadelphia, and will call on you, recieve and pay you for them. to him therefore be so good as to deliver them, and to accept assurances of my esteem & best wishes.
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. John Bartram”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
Bartram’s favor of 26 Nov., received from Kingsessing, Pennsylvania, on 1 Dec., is recorded in SJL but has not been found. TJ had sent Bartram the order for seeds and plants in April, with the expectation that the items might be ready late in the year (Vol. 37:179, 290). See also TJ to Short, 2 Dec.