Thomas Jefferson Papers

Judith Lomax to Thomas Jefferson, 30 November 1813

From Judith Lomax

(Port-Tobago.—Novber 30th /1813.

I send you my dear Sir, the promised Acacia Seed, together with a few of the Flowers, knowing you to be an admirer of the perfume.—The Filbert scions you will get, whenever an opportunity shall occur at the proper season for removing them.—My best wish’s await Mrs Randolph, and Mrs C. Bankhead, I will send Mrs Randolph the flower seed I promised, so soon as I can make a collection worth offering.

I am Sir most respectfuly Yrs

Judith Lomax.—

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

At Monticello on 16 Feb. 1814, TJ planted “56 seeds of the acacia Nilotica” that he had received from Lomax. They descended from “the plant at Greenspring,” the estate of colonial governor Sir William Berkeley, near Williamsburg (Betts, Garden Book description begins Edwin M. Betts, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book, 1766–1824, 1944 description ends , 83, 524).

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