Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Stuart to Thomas Jefferson, 13 October 1811

From Archibald Stuart

Staunton 13th Octr 1811

Dear Sir

On my return home I found that three bushels and eight quts1 of Timothy seed of the price of 10$ had been forwarded to Mr Leitch in Mr Harnests waggon— By the same conveyance was sent a smal Ferkin of butter made at my dairy which I beg you will accept as a present—I directed it to be made & packed in this month in expectation that the weather would have proved more favorable than it has been for its conveyance

I am Dr Sir yours most sincerely

Archd Stuart

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “The Honble Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

1Probably an abbreviation for the word “quarts.”

Index Entries

  • butter; sent to TJ search
  • food; butter search
  • Harnest, Mr.; transports timothy seed search
  • Leitch, James; and timothy seed search
  • seeds; timothy search
  • Stuart, Archibald; letters from search
  • Stuart, Archibald; sends butter to TJ search