Thomas Jefferson Papers

John H. Cocke to Thomas Jefferson, 21 March 1821

From John H. Cocke

Bremo March 21. 1821

Dear Sir,

Being pursuaded you wou’d gladly promote the views, of a practical agriculturist of Education, who is about to go to Europe, chiefly for the purpose of bringing back to his native State, whatever he may find applicable to our wants in the various branches of rural economy;—I take pleasure in introducing to your acquaintance, Mr Wilson, who will deliver this.—He designs to embark in the course of this Spring, and will thankfully receive any aids you will be so good as to furnish, towards the accomplishment of his objects either in Great Britain or on the Continent—

Not knowing of the opportunity presented by Mr W— I forward’d the Sea Kale Seed yesterday by post—

Accept, Sir, the assurance of my high respect & Esteem—

John H. Cocke

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received the day it was written and so recorded (with additional parenthetical notation: “mr Wilson”) in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Caesar A. Rodney, 28 July 1822, on verso; addressed: “Mr — Jefferson Monticello” by “Mr Wilson.”

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  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); introduces Mr. Wilson search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); letters from search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); sends sea kale to TJ search
  • food; kale, sea search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • kale; sea search
  • seeds; kale, sea search
  • Wilson, Mr. (of Virginia); introduced to TJ search