From Peter A. Guestier
Balto Augt 4. 1815
Your esteemed favour of July 23 has reached me and I have forwarded the box with seeds agreeable to your directions to Mr Bernard McMahon gardner of Philadelphia Capt Cook has taken charge of it; he will deliver it to Mr Augn Bousquet in Philadelphia, who is well acquainted with Mr McMahon and will put it into his hands.
I remain with great respect
P. A. Guestier
This box has been left with me by a Gentleman lately arrived from france who requested me to forward it to you in consequence thereof I have no charges against it.
RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Guestier; dateline adjacent to closing; at foot of text: “Ths Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Aug. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.
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