Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Lomax, 6 November 1809

To Thomas Lomax

Monticello Nov. 6. 09.

Dear Sir

Your carriage arrived here last night only, having been detained some days at Edgehill by the late rains & consequent rise of the river. all the donations which you have been so kind as to charge on it have arrived in perfect order; and being to set out tomorrow for Bedford, this day will be employed in setting out the plants. by the return of the carriage I shall send you three or four Paccans and some Lima beans.1 I propose to make me a large orchard of Paccan & Roanoke & Missouri scaly barks which I possess, & of Gloucester & common scaly barks of which I shall plant the nuts. to these I shall add the sugar maple tree if I can procure it. I do not see why we may not have our sugar orchards as well as our cyder orchards. having nothing new to communicate I shall only add that I am at all times Affectionately Yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (CSmH: JF-BA); at foot of text: “Colo Lomax”; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding four words interlined.

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