Document, 1792 April 25

Title:
Document, 1792 April 25
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Jay, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1776-1843
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1792 April 25
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
1
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Sending little white mulberry seeds to his mother and to his uncle Peter. Plant a few in the garden now and will carry them to Bedford by the fall. Have always liked seeing trees that he has planted; recommends doing the same, as "planting is an innocent and a rational amusement." Always thinks of his father when he walks under the trees that he had planted; expects his son will have similar feelings one day for him. At LewisÆs inn heard of an apple branch grafted onto a walnut tree. Seems contrary to modern ideas and perhaps found in Columilla, but "A little experience is worth much theory." If had leisure would try many experiments.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.06043

Document, 1792 April 25