Thomas Jefferson Papers

Bernard McMahon to Thomas Jefferson, 24 September 1812

From Bernard McMahon

Philadelphia 24th Septr 1812

Dear Sir,

Herewith you will receive a small box containing

3 Roots Antholiza æthiopica, a Green House bulb,

6 Feathered Hyacinth roots, Hyacinthus monstrosus L.

3 Double blue Hyacinths, named Alamode by the Dutch, remarkably early & proper for forcing—

6 Roots of a beautiful variety of Crocus vernus, of very early bloom; flower white inside & beautifully striped outside—

2 Roots Parrot Tulips, color of the flowers red, green and yellow mixed.

Some seed of the Mirabilis longiflora, or Sweet-scented Marvel of Peru—

I am Sir,

Yours with best wishes,

Bernd McMahon.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Sept. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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