Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Keehmle, 1 June 1806

Philada. June 1st. 1806.


A few days ago, I recieved a smal bag of Jerusalem, (or as some call it) Egyptian wheat, from Mr. Humphreys of Dublin; the letter accompaning it, was left by the Gentleman who brought it; I am therefore in want of that information, which I requested Mr. Humphreys to favour me with, as to the time when it should be sown, and the kind of soil most suitable for it.

Having observed in some of the papers, published in this City, that you recieved a smal parcel of the same kind of wheat, last Year, I take the Liberty of requesting you to inform me, whether you sowed it last fall or this spring and what prospect of success you have of its answering in this Country. Your information on this subject will be thankfully acknowledged by—

Sir, Your friend & Humble Servt.

John Keemle

No. 33. North 4th. Street.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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