Letter from White, John Campbell to Thomas Jefferson, concerning melon seed from Persia.

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White, John Campbell. 1816. “Letter from White, John Campbell to Thomas Jefferson, concerning melon seed from Persia..” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. Accessed February 28, 2024, https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/510.

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Thomas Jefferson Esq[ui]re
Sir

Two of my sons travelling in England through the favour of Sir John sinclaire {sic}, received some Melon seed, of two species, brought from Persia by Sir Gore Ousel[e]y. it has a high character. I have therefore much pleasure in sending a portion of it, to the first character in the United States

I am Sir with great respect
John Campbell White
Baltimore 13th Aug[us]t 1816

[Indorsed:] White John Campbell. Baltimore Aug. 13.16