From Larkin Smith
Norfolk 3d March 1812
A small package of Garden seed was this day delivered to me, with your address; by a very safe conveyance to Richmond I have committed it to the care of Mr James Barbour, with a request that he would transmit it to you without loss of time, as the season for sowing the seed has commenced.
Permit me to avail myself of this occurrence to express to you my unabated devotion, and high respect for your great public services, and private worth; and to offer1 at all times any services that it may be in my power to render to you in this place.
RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Mar. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Smith here canceled “every.”