Thomas Jefferson Papers

Henry Bry to Thomas Jefferson, 5 February 1822

From Henry Bry

Ouachita 5th febry 1822—


Herewith you will find Some cuttings of the Rosa Sinica—which I Spoke to you of, in June last, when I had the honor to See you at Monticello: as a valuable acquisition for Hedges—I could not get here a tin box as we are without mechanics of almost any kind, & I did not like to risk my ingenuity in making one1 the box would have been badly made with the precautions I have taken to wrapp each cutting in green Spanish moss I hope they will Succeed well—I remain with the highest regard

Your obt Servt Sir

H. Bry

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson—Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Mar. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

rosa sinica: Cherokee rose.

1Preceding three words interlined in place of “it.”

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