Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Chambers, 30 September 1811

To John Chambers

Monticello Sep. 30. 11.


Your favor of Sep. 16. has been duly recieved, and I pray you to accept my thanks for the trouble you have been so kind as to take in fulfilling my request to mr Warden. I had been impressed with the value of the fiorin grass described in the papers of the Belfast Agricultural society, and hoped it might answer good purposes here. I have ever considered the addition of an useful plant to the agriculture of a country as an essential service rendered to it, the merit of which in this case will be entirely yours. Mr Weightman, to whom you have been so kind as to confide the grass, will, I doubt not, forward it safely. the stage passing weekly between Washington & Charlottesville will furnish a safe conveyance. with the repetition of my thanks, be pleased to accept the assurance of my consideration & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Chambers”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • agriculture; and Belfast Literary Society search
  • Belfast Literary Society search
  • botany; and Belfast Literary Society search
  • Chambers, John; and fiorin grass search
  • Chambers, John; letters to search
  • fiorin grass; TJ on search
  • grass; fiorin search
  • Ireland; Belfast Literary Society search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and fiorin grass search
  • Weightman, Roger Chew; and fiorin grass search