Thomas Jefferson Papers

William D. Meriwether to Thomas Jefferson, [14 March 1810]

From William D. Meriwether

[14 Mar. 1810]

Dear Sir

Of the peach apricots only three were living, one of which I send to you, also three trees grafted on peach stock, the spring after that I received them, the kind uncertain I have called them the Bourdeaux apricot, because I think they most resemble them. I have only one Bourdeaux apricot living, and one French peach, therefore agreable to your directions have not disturbed them—We have a plenty of cuttings and I shall graft largely, and I am in hopes that I shall have a plenty for us boath an other year

Mr Dawson and myself gave a copy of our award the evening we saw you at shadwell to Mr Alexander and we inclosed an other copy to you which Mr Dawson was to leave with Mr Turner or Mr Vest his assistant in the store,—I do not recollect to have seen any mention of money due to you from Meriwether Lewis in his papers. John Markes has got his papers and memorandom book and when he returns from Richmond, I will inform him of the debt due to you, and request him to examine for a memorandon to that efect—Adu Your with Sincerity

W D. Meriwether

RC (MHi); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Mar. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Alexander, Eli; TJ’s dispute with search
  • apricots; trees search
  • Dawson, Martin; and TJ’s dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; claim against M. Lewis’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Lego (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); and TJ’s lease dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Lewis, Meriwether; TJ’s claim against estate of search
  • Marks, John search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; and TJ’s dispute with E. Alexander search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; letters from search
  • Meriwether, William Douglas; trees retrieved from search
  • peaches; trees search
  • Shadwell (TJ’s estate); dispute over lease of search
  • trees; apricot search
  • trees; peach search
  • Turner, Fleming; document to be left with search
  • Vest, Charles; document to be left with search