Boston January 24. 1820
By the Brig Mercury from Marseilles we received a Cask said to contain Garden Seeds for you although we received no Bill of Lading or Letters on the subject—
The original marks & address on the Cask when shipped are so much disfigured as not to be legible but we understood from the Captain the Package was for you & put on board by Messrs Howe & Nettyplan of Marseilles & sent to our charge we have accordingly waited some time in expectation of receiving some directions relative to it but as we have not unless otherwise directed we shall ship it by the first opportunity to Virginia—
Binney & Ludlow
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.