From William Caruthers
Lexington 3rd Feby 1813
I have understood that yourself,1 Mr Maddison, & Some Others have Imported Some of the Best Breeds of Sheep for the purpose of Circulating them through the Country
If I have been correctly informed on the Above Subject and You have Or Will have the ensuing Spring More than is promised allready I Would be Glad to Get a pair for the purpose of commencing the improvement of a flock, in case you can Spare me a pair Will Direct a Waggon to call for them Soon as they are fit To Take from the Ewe, Or adopt Any Mode of conveyance you Will Advise—please to Drop me a line on the Subject if you can spare me a pair & state the price
NB I would prefer Mareenoes
RC (DLC); adjacent to signature: “Honbl Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Feb. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “youself.”