Port Royal Dec. 19 1808
I recieved my Dear Grand Papas letters & in one of them he desires to know whether Jefferson ever had the small pox, he had it in Richmond at the same time that Aunt Virginia & myself did & was inoculated three times for fear of taking it in the natural way. I have not seen Mr Lomax yet but make no doubt of geting the seed as I heard that he had some, he is very anxious to get one of your Likenesses by St Memin & I promissed to ask you for him, if you have another, I would be much obliged to you if you will send me in a letter some of the ice plant seed a Lady here has Lost it & is to give me a few roots of the Lilly of the valley & a beautiful pink for it I know it is to be had in Washington Mr Burwell got some there for Ellen. Adieu my Dear Grand Papa, your most affectionate grand Daughter
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It is so dark that I cannot see to write any Longer. Nothing but the weather being too cold for to travel in an open carriage has prevented our paying you a visit Mr Bankhead wished to hear the debates in Congress
I send you a watch paper. Miss Judy Lomax gave it to me, but my watch will not admit one.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.