Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Hamilton, 30 October 1805

The Woodlds. October  1805

Dear Sir

On the strength of our long acquaintance I trust you will permit me the liberty I take of introducing to your notice, my nephew Andrew Hamilton, who intends passing a few days at the city of Washington & will have the pleasure of presenting you with this letter. He will at the same time, deliver to you a small deciduous plant of the silk tree of Constantinople (Mimosa salibrisin) which if well preserved for two or three years in a pot, will afterwards succeed in the open ground. I have trees of 20 feet height which for several years past have produced their beautiful & fragrand flowers & have shewn no marks whatever of suffering from the severity of the last winter.

With the most respectful consideration I have the honor to be Dear Sir Your most humble & obedt Ser

W Hamilton

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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