Letter from Jefferson, Thomas to Henry E. Watkins, transmitting succory seed and outlining the culture of succory.

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Jefferson, Thomas. 1818. “Letter from Jefferson, Thomas to Henry E. Watkins, transmitting succory seed and outlining the culture of succory..” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. Accessed February 22, 2024, https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/514.

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Dear Sir
Your fav[ou]r of the 6th. did not get to hand till the 23d. and I now with pleasure send you as much of the succory seed as can well go under the volume of a letter. as I mentioned to our colleagues at the Gap, I had forgotten which of them expressed a willingness to try this plant, and therefore I have waited for their application having taken care to have a plenty of seed saved.
Sow the seed in rich beds, as you would tobacco seed, and take the

Th: Jefferson

Henry B. Watkins esq.