Charleston S Carolina 4h March 1807.
I do myself the pleasure of presenting to you, thro’ the Medium of Doctr Mitchell of New York, the first Volume of Flora Caroliniensis—It is not alone from the regard I have to you as Our beloved Chief Magistrate that induced me to send it; But because you are not only an Advocate for, but a Promoter and encourager of American Arts and Sciences that I am more immediately induced to forward it—Be pleased Sir to accept it, I trust, it may afford you a few moments amusement, in hours not immediately occupied with subjects of greater importance—and with it the assurances of my esteem, and Respect with which I remain
Your very Obed. Servt.
J L E W Shecut
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.