Washington June 20. 06.
Your letter of the 18th. has been duly recieved, as has also the parcel of Quarentine corn, for which I return you many thanks. it is a present of real value, as this kind of corn is a timely successor to the garden pea, on our tables, where we esteem it as much as the pea: but it’s greater value is to furnish early subsistence after a year of scarcity.
Mr. Reibelt, during his residence at Baltimore undertook to import from France some books for me, according to a particular catalogue which I furnished him. but being to leave Baltimore soon after, he informed me in one of his last letters that you had been so kind as to undertake the execution of that commission. I mention it at present only to avail myself of this occasion of making to you my acknowledgements for this kindness; to which I add my salutations & assurances of respect.