From John Adlum
Wilton farm near Havredegrace April 10th 1810
About the middle of last month I sent on to you a number of the cuttings, of the Grape Vines you requested. As I have not heard, that you have received them, I am fearful they may have been lost on the way. If so? and you will send me word: I will forward on to you1 a smaller number of cuttings, and see that they are put in the mail, so that there can be no question of their getting safe to you.
P.S. There was a bottle of wine with the cuttings, made of the Grapes. but made too rich by adding Sugar
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Honble Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. 1810 and so recorded in SJL, but described as received 15 Apr. in TJ’s reply of 20 Apr. 1810.
1. Preceding two words added in margin.