Thomas Jefferson Papers

Isaac A. Coles to Thomas Jefferson, 9 March 1816

From Isaac A. Coles

Enniscorthy Mar: 9th 1816.

Dear Sir,—

Permit me to return you my best thanks for the Paper Mulberry; which you were kind enough to send me. They have proven more acceptable to my friends than to my self,1 Mrs Randolph having been good enough to let me have a dozen or fifteen, which my servant brought me during your last visit to Bedford—

My Brother Mr Walter Coles sends eight Lemon Peaches, which will prove a great treasure if they can be defended against the attacks of the Worms.

Tomorrow morning I go to Richd to sell my crop of Tobacco, and as soon as I return I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello—I fear I am some weeks too late in getting my crop to market—with sincere & devoted attachment, I Am Dr Sir, ever yrs

I. A. Coles

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Mar. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “sely.”

Index Entries

  • agriculture; and insects search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; letters from search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; plans to visit TJ search
  • Coles, Isaac A.; TJ sends plants to search
  • Coles, Walter; sends trees to TJ search
  • mulberry; paper search
  • peaches; lemon cling search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); and mulberry trees for I. A. Coles search
  • Richmond, Va.; tobacco sold at search
  • tobacco; in Richmond market search
  • tobacco; sale of search
  • trees; mulberry search
  • trees; peach search
  • trees; sent to TJ search