Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Barbour to Thomas Jefferson, 4 March 1816

From James Barbour

Barboursville March 4th 16—


Being anxious to add, to my new establishment, whatever, is rare or desirable of the fruit, shrub, or tree kind; and knowing with a like inclination, you have had an ample opportunity to gratify it, I have taken the liberty to request of you, any little thing you can spare, without inconvenience, adapted to the garden, or pleasure grounds—

I tender you my best respects

Jas Barbour

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Mar. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

Barbour’s new establishment was Barboursville, his Orange County plantation.

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