Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Divers, 22 April 1826

Monto Apr. 22. 26.

Dear Sir

you perhaps noted in the newspapers some 3. or 4. months ago the mention of cucumbers in a particular garden in Ohio which measured 2½f. V 3.f. in length. having a friend in that quarter I wrote and requested him to procure & send me some seed from one of the identical cucumbers. he has sent it, and to multiply chances of securing it, I send you 9. seeds, assured that no body will be more likely to succeed than yourself.—as soon as the days lengthen so that I can get back in the evening I shall come and ask in person how you all do. the course which my health requires obliges me to be at home at night. Affectionately yours

Th: J.


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