Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Divers to Thomas Jefferson, 18 March 1812

From George Divers

Farmington 18th Mar: 1812

Dr sir

I receiv’d the alpine1 strawberry plants sent by your Servant, for which accept my thanks. I send you seven pear scions.2 they are small being ingrafted the last spring. two of them is a very good forward pear. the other five are of the best kinds that I have, would have sent you some slips, but I shall engraft Some for myself and shall think of you when I set about it,

The Irish grass you speak of must be a great acquisition, I shall be thankful for a little of the seed of the sprout kale and a few cuttings of the large gooseberry when they can be spar’d, with sincere respect

I am Your friend

Geo: Divers

RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esq Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Mar. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “aspine.”

2Manuscript: “cions.”

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