Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Divers to Thomas Jefferson, 6 May 1819

From George Divers

Farmington 6th May 1819

Dr sir

Understanding that you do not abound in asparagus this spring, I send you a part1 of what we cut this morning,   My health is improving very fast but I am not able to get my feet into my shoes, I have however Road over my Farms twice within the last three days

Our peas are very backward this year, we shall expect you will come and partake of the first dish, of which I shall give you notice, in the mean time we should be glad you would come up at any time when you go to the university and take a family dinner with us, with sincere respect

I am Dr sir Yr. friend

George Divers

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “apart.”

Index Entries

  • asparagus search
  • clothing; shoes search
  • Divers, George; health of search
  • Divers, George; invites TJ to dinner search
  • Divers, George; letters from search
  • Divers, George; sends produce to TJ search
  • Farmington (G. Divers’s Albemarle Co. estate); crops at search
  • Farmington (G. Divers’s Albemarle Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • food; asparagus search
  • food; peas search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; visits Divers family search
  • peas; grown at Farmington search
  • shoes; mentioned search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; TJ visits Grounds search