Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Bernard McMahon, 25 April 1806

Washington Apr. 25. 06.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr McMahon for the book he has been so kind as to send him. from the rapid view he has taken of it & the original matter it appears to contain he has no doubt it will be found an useful aid to the friends of an art, too important to health & comfort & yet too much neglected in this country. the seeds which Th:J. recieved from the Missouri had been send to the Philosophical society; but of some which had been recieved from the Mediterranean Th:J sent a few of the most valuable kinds to mr McMahon by mr Duane; and will recollect him should he recieve any thing in that way hereafter curious or valuable. Th:J. has been many years endeavoring to get some seed of the Tarragon, but without success. if mr McMahon has any, a little of it will be acceptable.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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