Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John B. Magruder, 28 February 1812

To John B. Magruder

Monticello Feb. 28. 12.


I have just been informed that you have red clover seed for sale. if you will be so good as to inform me if it be so, and the price, if the latter suits, I will take 10. bushels.—mr Randolph also wants, but I do not know how much. if on learning the price I conclude to take, I will send for the seed tomorrow or Monday, and at the same time will send you an order on Gibson and Jefferson of Richmond for the amount. accept the assurance of my respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr John B. Magruder”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 28 Mar. 1812. Recorded in SJL at 28 Feb. 1812.

Index Entries

  • clover; seed search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and seeds acquired by TJ search
  • Magruder, John Bowie; and clover seed search
  • Magruder, John Bowie; letters to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); seeks clover seed search
  • seeds; clover search