on or before 26 Mch 1808
Mrs. H Smith presents her compliments to Mr Jefferson & sends him some plants of the Antwerp-raspberry which she has just recieved from Baltimore, with a number of other shrubs. The label was only round one stock, & she is not absolutely certain that the others are the same plant. The black-rose Mr McCulloch mentions on the label, she cannot distinguish among the other shrubs. If the President’s grounds afford no safe spot for these plants, Mrs. S. will take great pleasure in attending to them until next winter, if Mr Jefferson will trust them to her care.—
MHi: Coolidge Collection.