Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Wilkinson, 21 March 1824

Mexico March 21st 24

Seed & Grain committed to the care of Mr Andrews For Mr Jefferson

Chirimolla, Avocatò, Zapotè, & Mameè arboras tropical Fruits

Beans in great variety, call’d Frijol; & composg the chief aliment of the Natives

Two kinds blue early Corn, 1 Red, 1 White Flour, & 2 white of [. . .]

Cantilope from “tierra Caliente” plucked before ripe for this Market—I have seen neither Melons nor Oranges on this Plain & Figs rare & of an inferior quality

Large Pepper, a good salad the seeds being removed

Carrots 12 inchs in circumfce—Lentilles to be drilled 2 ft apart

Garravances, a favourite vegetable of the Potagé—

Small white Table Pea.—

Chilikiote a kind of Pumpkin used as Cucumber for ragouts when young & tender—When ripe the Entrails cleansed of the seed & steamd with Syrup makes a sweet ma[. . .] of this Country

Large White Cabbage, white Onion, Tomato, Beets, Lettuce, Artichoke, Radish, Parsly, Turnips—

J. W.

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