Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Mease, 28 July 1808

Philadelphia July 28. 1808


The accompanying Seeds were Sent to me to be forwarded to you.—The freind who gave them to me, received them from Frazer. I beleive they are a new variety of turnip; but it is more than probable that they will not turn out of more Consequence that his boasted grass Seed, which he Sold in London for one guinea the pint, and which is considered a nuisance in the dozen fields about Lancaster, as Dr Muhlenbergh told me.—That you May long live to enjoy the happy reflections arising from your patriotic and well Spent life is the Sincere prayer of

your Sincere and obliged Servt

James Mease

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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