Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard McMahon to Thomas Jefferson, 16 September 1812

From Bernard McMahon

Philadelphia 16th Septr 1812

Dear Sir

I do myself the pleasure of sending you by this mail, in a small box, 3 roots of Crown Imperial which cary two tiers of flowers when in very luxuriant growth; also 12 Roots of Gladiolus communis; both kinds hardy and fit for the open ground—please to have them planted as soon as possible. I will send you other kinds of bulbs by subsequent mails and am Sir

Yours most respectfully

Bernd McMahon

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Sept. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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