Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Bernard McMahon, 23 July 1815

To Bernard McMahon

Monticello July 23. 15.

Dear Sir

With the return of peace, my old friend Thouin returns to a recollection of me in his annual presents of seeds. a box of them is just arrived at Baltimore to the care of mr P. A Guestier merchant of that place. I have desired him to forward it to you, and if possible by some stage passenger who will take charge of it to Philadelphia. I have taken on myself all charges to Baltimore. Accept assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (DGU: Presidential Autograph Collection); addressed: “Mr Bernard McMahon Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 26 July; endorsed by McMahon. PoC (DLC); on verso of a portion of an unidentified document in an unknown hand, reading in its entirety “Directions for Aggy”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Aggy (TJ’s slave); directions for search
  • France; seeds from search
  • Guestier, Peter August; forwards seeds search
  • McMahon, Bernard; letters to search
  • McMahon, Bernard; TJ sends seeds to search
  • seeds; sent by TJ search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Thoüin, André; sends seeds to TJ search