Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Carr, 26 September 1823

Red Hills Sepr 26th 1823.

Dear Sir,

Instead of the seed, I send you three potatoe pumpkins—The two smallest, I should think from their form, are the most genuine. The fourth is a Cushaw, (my ear directs the Orthography as I have only heard the name,) not inferior, when thoroughly ripe, in their edible qualities to the potatoe pumpkin. Both delight in a light, moist soil—fresh land is very propitious to their growth—You would seldom fail, I think to grow them successfully in a situation selected with reference to the above description.

With sentiments of sincere respect I am yr obt Set

Frank Carr

ViU: Thomas Jefferson Papers (text formerly in Carr-Cary Papers).

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