St. Barthws. Octr. 21. 1806
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.