Paris, 8 April, 1808.
I am instructed by Mr Lasteyrie to transmit to you a Copy of His work on the culture of Cotton. The agricultural Society of Paris flatter themselves, that you will send them a plough of the construction for which they decreed you the prize medal. Mr Humboldt mentioned, to me the other day, that he proposes to offer you a Copy of the Statistical part of his work on South America, which will appear in the course of a week or two. I had the honor of sending to you, by Mr God[or], a Copy of my Translation of Cuviers’ Eulogium on Priestley; and by the Bearer of the Minister’s last dispatches, a copy of my translation of the Eulogium of Marcus Aurelius, by Thomas. I hope, Sir, you will pardon the liberty I took in inscribing it to you.
I am, Sir, with great respect, Your very obedt & very humble Sevt
D. B. Warden
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.