Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Diffenderffer, 14 February 1809

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

John Diffenderffer

Thomas Jefferson Esq.

Bot. of Jno. Diffenderffer

½ bus. of Spring rye 75
   Packing 25
$1. 00

Recd. payment.

Jno Diffenderffer

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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