Thomas Jefferson Papers

John H. Cocke to Thomas Jefferson, 26 March 1817

From John H. Cocke

Bremo March 26. 1817

Dear sir,

I have received your letter of the 10th March and shall not fail, without some unforeseen obstacle to attend the meeting, you propose, of the Visitors for the establishment of the College in the neighbourhood of Charlottesville.

I accept your polite invitation—and will be at Monticello on Monday the 7 of April.

I have been long desirous to obtain some of your Marseilles fig—and send the Bearer hereof to get a few plants—You will oblige me, in sending also, some of the paper mulberry—and half a dozen cuttings of your lombardy poplar, which I think you told me, was of a distinct species from the common lombardy poplar.—

I send you half a dozen bottles of the Carolina scuppernong, wine—which I hope you will do me the favor to accept as some testimony of the high respect & Esteem with which I am Your obedt Servant

J. H. Cocke

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Mar. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Isaac Briggs, 18 May 1817, on verso; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello” via “Jesse.”

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  • figs; Marseille search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Cocke, John H. search
  • mulberry; paper search
  • North Carolina; wine from search
  • poplar; Lombardy search
  • scuppernong (wine) search
  • trees; Lombardy poplar search
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  • wine; scuppernong search
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