To John Dortic
Monticello May 4. 11.
I thank you for the care you have taken of my friend Thouin’s letter which I have safely recieved, and especially of the box of seeds. with respect to the last I am obliged to request the further trouble of putting them into one of the stages for Philadelphia addressed to mr Bernard McMahon, gardener of that place, who will recieve & take care of them & pay the stage transportation. no duties were, I presume, payable on them on their entry, and if any thing was due for freight, I am certain mr Gelston will have the goodness to discharge it for me & notify me1 of the amount on the assurance of it’s being immediately remitted. with my thanks for your attentions be pleased to accept the assurance of my entire respect
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Dortic”; endorsed by TJ.
1. Word interlined.
- Dortic, John; forwards seeds to TJ search
- Dortic, John; letters to search
- Gelston, David; collector at New York search
- McMahon, Bernard; forwards seeds from A. Thoüin search
- New York (city); collector at search
- seeds; sent to TJ search
- Thoüin, André; sends seeds to TJ search
- trees; seeds of, sent to TJ search