Washington Sepr 3rd 1805
Enclosed you will receive some more of the monthly strawberry seed which Mrs W requests you will accept fearing what you have already recd. may not have come also If you will inform me on this point I will in case they have not succeeded send you some of the roots this fall. I have been at this place for ten days past & intended to have had the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello but my business has prevented it.
Genl. Dearbourn has just read a letter to me from Mr Crowningshield who informed him that by a late arrival he has recd the pleasing intelligence of a Victory obtained by Genl Eaton in conjunction with the would be Bashaw of Tripoli over the army of the present Bashaw & that in consequence Genl Eaton, has dictated the terms of a peace This news appears on the whole to come pretty straight I fear however it is too good to be true. I have been a far as new york. That state seems from present appearances to promise as g[reat] a ferment as Pennsylvania. Ohio is perfectly tranquil & populating beyound any thing you can imagine. Accept my sincere wishes for Your health & happiness & believe me with much respect & real esteem
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.