Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas H. Jones, 21 October 1806

St. Barthws. Octr. 21. 1806

Your Excellency

Being in Company, some months past at Cumana on the Spanish Main; When the Conversation turning on the productions of the Country, It was Mentioned, that in the Province; there was a plantation of such peculiar flavourd Tobacco That it was reserved for the use of the Royal Family of Spain; And that Your Excellency had sent for some of it and received from the Governor of Cumana a very small parcel;

Having mentioned the above Circumstances in the City of Barcelona I requested of a Gentleman there, who seemd Intimate with the Proprietor of the Estate (which is Called Watchers.) to procure me a small Parcel which from the Distance it had to Come was difficult;

You will Excuse the Liberty I take in Sending it to You And shall feel myself highly Gratified by Your Acceptance of it;

Your Excellencys Humble servt.

Thos. H: Jones.

of Alexandria Virginia.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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