Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Clay, 13 May 1826

Washington 13 May 1826.

Dear Sir,

Mr Madison has transmitted to me the enclosed letters respecting a box of seeds sent from the Museum at Paris—Altho’ I do not think that I have any thing to do with it. I have nevertheless complied with his suggestions in requesting Messrs Mackay and Campbell to forward it for the use of the University of Virginia, to which I understand is attached a Botanical Garden: and I have taken the liberty also to request them to direct it to be placed under your care, for that institution.

With great respect &c

(signed) H. Clay

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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