Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard Fitzhugh to Thomas Jefferson, 9 May 1813

From Richard Fitzhugh

Ravensworth May 9th 1813

Dear Sir

I send you agreeable to your request a few of the Ravensworth pea, and am sorry that the mode of conveyance will not admit of my sending you a larger quantity—however perhaps it will be in my power to send by Mr Eppes, when he returns from Congress about half bushel—if you think he can convey them to you, please to write to me—I have not the pleasure of a personal acquantance with Mr Eppes, therefore should thank you for a letter of introduction to him—my late ill health and my retirement from the world, prevented my regular inqueery at the post office, consequently your letter remained Several days before I recd it—It would give me singular pleasure to see you at my House once more—if not, pray let me hear from you whenever it may be convenient for you to write—Mrs Fitzhugh and all my family join in compliments to you, I pray you to accept of my best wishes for your health and happiness—and believe me to be your Sincere friend

Richd Fitzhugh

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 May 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and R. Fitzhugh search
  • Fitzhugh, Richard; and J. W. Eppes search
  • Fitzhugh, Richard; and Ravensworth peas search
  • Fitzhugh, Richard; health of search
  • Fitzhugh, Richard; letters from search
  • Fitzhugh, Susannah Meade (Richard Fitzhugh’s wife); sends greetings to TJ search
  • food; peas search
  • peas; Ravensworth search