Thomas Jefferson Papers

John H. Cocke to Thomas Jefferson, 20 October 1818

From John H. Cocke

Bremo Octo 20. 1818


Governor Preston having occasion to pass thro’ your neighbourhood avails himself of an opportunity which he has long wished for, of becoming acquainted with you. I take pleasure in making you known to each other, because I confidently hope, that my agency will be productive of mutual gratification.

I have the pleasure to inform you that I left Mr Cabell on friday recovering fast.

Accept Sir, my best wishes for your speedy & perfect restoration to health—

Yours respectfully

J. H. Cocke

P.S. I send the Sea Kale Seed by Governor Preston

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Oct. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Fernagus De Gelone, 22 Jan. 1819, on verso; addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello” by “Govr Preston.”

Index Entries

  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; health of search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and seeds search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); introduces J. P. Preston search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; illness of search
  • kale; sea search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Preston, James P. search
  • Preston, James Patton; visits Monticello search
  • seeds; kale, sea search