June 8. 07.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments & his thanks to mrs Smith for the very fine strawberries she was so kind as to send him. it is very encouraging to see that one year’s culture can raise the native strawberry to a grade rivalling those of Chili & the Hudson. he begs her acceptance of some Oranges, and salutes her with esteem & respect.
DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers.