Thomas Jefferson Papers

James W. Wallace to Thomas Jefferson, 8 February 1811

From James W. Wallace

Philadelphia Feby 8th 1811

Dear sir

Hoping it may be serviceable I enclose McMahons Catalogue to You—I shall remain here untill the 4th of March—if my services can any way be of use to You I hope You will command them.

As my object here is entirely professional, tis not in my power to communicate any thing of interest to You— Your old acquaintance Dr Rush is well, and much in Statu quo.

If convenient You will much oblige me by sending a few of the Benni Seeds, as I find they are not Known here

God bless You
James W. Wallace
Market St. Spread Eagle

RC (DLC). Recorded in SJL as received 2 Mar. 1811. Enclosure not identified.

Philadelphia seedsman Bernard McMahon issued a series of catalogues and broadsides that listed plants and seeds for sale by type and with their Latin names.

Index Entries

  • McMahon, Bernard; and plant catalogues search
  • plants; catalogues of search
  • Rush, Benjamin; mentioned search
  • seeds; sesame search
  • sesame (benne; benni); and J. W. Wallace search
  • Wallace, James Westwood; letters from search
  • Wallace, James Westwood; seeks sesame seeds search