Buckingham Coty March 13th. 1830.
Some time in the month of December last in Richmond I was spoken to by Majr Yancey to forward him to that place some Tobo seed of the little Frederick, for you and immediately upon my return home I packed up about a pint, which was put into the Mail at Bent Creek, directed to his Care for you, and a day or two since he informed me that they were not recd which miscarriage I Cannot Account for as the Post Master assures me he put them in the Mail himself, at the request of Majr Yancey I now send you a few inclosed & as there is yet time to raise plants from them hope you will be enabled to get in stock from them; you will also I expect be much pleased with the Kind of Tobo and I think it will sute your Climate much better than any other kind, you being more north than us, and its being two or three weeks in the season earlier than any other kind I have ever been acquainted with Yrs. Respectfully
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM, with notes: "Bent Creek post office", "answd. Apl. 30 with thanks to the writer & to Majr. Yancey."