Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson, 1 May 1813

From Charles Clay

May 1.—13

Dr Sir,

by boy Will I Recieved your present of Tacitus for Cyrus, your friendly attentions to the proper & useful Education of Cyrus is highly appreciated by us both, & I hope the impression will never be lessened.—I yesteday heard of your being up, & intended visiting you1 this day with a mess of Asparagus, which grows upon us with a threating Aspect, we shall trust to your frequent Aid in keeping it within proper subjection; Billy brings you a Mess, & I purpose Coming to see how you have it dressed, with the utmost Respect I present you my

friendly Salutations

C. Clay

RC (MHi); page trimmed, resulting in loss of day of receipt from TJ’s endorsement. Recorded in SJL as received 1 May 1813.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • asparagus search
  • Billy (C. Clay’s slave) search
  • books; on history search
  • C. Cornelii Taciti opera cum varietate lectionum selecta novisque emendationibus (Tacitcus) search
  • Clay, Charles; and asparagus search
  • Clay, Charles; letters from search
  • Clay, Cyrus B.; and Tacitus search
  • food; asparagus search
  • history; books on search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); visitors to search
  • Tacitus; C. Cornelii Taciti opera cum varietate lectionum selecta novisque emendationibus search
  • Will (William) (TJ’s slave; b.1753); delivers book search