Letter from Dio, Luke O. to Thomas Jefferson, about his qualifications for laying out public gardens in Washington, D.C.

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Dio, Luke O.. 1801. “Letter from Dio, Luke O. to Thomas Jefferson, about his qualifications for laying out public gardens in Washington, D.C..” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. Accessed February 22, 2024, https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/505.

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Hon[our]d S[i]r I am informed that there is Publick Gardens to be Laid out in the City of Washington under your sanction and as you have seen some of the Beautifull [sic] Gardens of Europe I should Be Happy to Dow [sic] Buisness [sic] for them that seen and understands more by all acc[oun]ts than any other man in this Part of the world if the work is Not alre[a]dy Bespoke or Dowing [sic] By men of Judgment I would undertake the Drawing for the work and finish it to any Neatness R

[Mr. W. K. Bixby of St. Louis presented the original of this letter to Secretary D. F. Houston for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 31, 1915]

[U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Jefferson MSS. - A.L.S.]