Baltimore Feby 14th. 1809.
Agreable to your Excellence’s request of 10th. inst; I have forwarded by this day Mail, half Bushel of Spring rye (packed in Linen adres’d to you) which I hope may arrive Safe, & pleased—
It’s been customary with us, previous of this Seed being sow’d, to put it in strong [Brine].—
Resspectfully your Excellence’s Most Obt. Hubl. Servt
Thomas Jefferson Esq.
Bot. of Jno. Diffenderffer
|½ bus. of Spring rye||75|
MHi: Coolidge Collection.