1808 May 23d Fauqr C. House
I recieved the Benné seed by the post, and am very much gratified by having it in my power to attempt the propagation of it—I have already sowed it in a place I had fortunately prepared for other seed—I shall pay particular attention to the cultivation of it according to the directions you have given me; and if an opportunity offers, at the end of the year, will inform you correctly of the success attending the attempt—Be pleased to accept my thanks for your politeness—
I am respectfully your Hble Sert.
Gustavus B. Horner
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.