Thomas Jefferson Papers

Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Jefferson, 10 June 1811

From Isaac A. Coles

Enniscorthy June 10th 1811.

Dear Sir,

I have been intending for some days to visit Monticello, & have been prevented from doing so by indisposition which has confined me at Home, & which I fear may still prevent me from executing my intention;—If however I am not worse I will be with you on Wednesday—

The mourning Bride has not flourished well in our Garden, & I send 2 bulbs which were all that could be safely taken from the only remaining bunch of which we were certain—from another, which the Gardener believed to be mourning bride, I have also sent a few roots, around which, to distinguish them from the others, I directed him to fold a rag—As they are taken up with the hard earth adhereing to them, I have no doubt but that they will succeed perfectly—

With sincere and respectful attachment

I am Yrs

I. A. Coles

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

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