Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Justin Pierre Plumard Derieux, 25 September 1822

Monticello Sep. 25. 1822

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 10th was not recieved till the [. . .] instant, and I regret that it is not in my power to send you the Egyptian wheat which is the subject of your letter. I recieved it while I lived in Washington, and having no means of taking care of such things there, I generally sent them to some one of my careful neighbors. I do not recollect to whom of them I sent this particular article, but I remember that the result was that it was not of advantageous culture in our climate & was therefore abandoned. with my regrets for this incident accept for mrs Derieux & yourself the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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