Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jacob Crowninshield, 30 November 1805

Washington 30th Novr 05

Dear Sir

I beg your acceptance of a head of Egyptan wheat, in high preservation, which was produced the last Season at Portsmouth New Hampshire. It is said to be very prolific, & to produce whiter flour than our common wheat.

I am solicitous it should be distributed in the southern state & particularly in Virginia, & if none of it has already fallen into your hands I am sure you will give it a fair trial. should it answer my expectations it will be a valuable acquisition to the U States.

I am most respectfully & with the highest esteem your ob’t servt

Jacob Crowninshield

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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