From James Beatty
Baltimore 11th February 1819
A Box containing seed wheat for your use, was landed a few days since from on board of a Ship recently from Hamburg. It is now in my possession, and did I know how to convey it to you I would chearfully do so without delay, as the season for planting it is so far advanced, a trifling delay may thwart your wishes for this season. If you will please to direct the mode of conveyance, no time shall be lost in meeting your wishes on that head. Any Services I can render you on this Occasion, or otherwise, will give me pleasure. With great respects, I am, Sir, your very Obt Servt.
1. James Beatty (ca. 1769–1851), a Baltimore merchant, was agent for the U.S. Navy in that city, 1810–28 (Daily Missouri Republican, 15 Oct. 1851; Senate Exec. Proceedings description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America (3 vols.; Washington, 1828). description ends , 2:147, 3:251, 255, 419, 424, 442, 635, 645).