Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jacob Crowninshield, 21 April 1807

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.

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