Salem: Ms. April 21st. 1807.
Jacob Crowninshield has the pleasure to send Mr Jefferson a sample of fresh Guzerat Wheat received by him from Bombay. he regrets that the package will not allow a greater quantity to be sent, but this may be of less consequence as the object will be merely to make a trial of the wheat & for the preservation of the seed in Virginia.
Jacob Crowninshield begs Mr. Jefferson to accept assurances of his perfect esteem & respect.—
NB The wheat in the upper part of the case is of a darker kind that than in the lower part.—it came in a seperate parcel from India. both samples are from the Guzerat or Marhatta country bro’t to Bombay by the English army in 1805.—
a paper divides them.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.