6th September 1832
I agree with you <1> that the plants of Texas ought to be estimated at £2.10 instead of £2 – I shall be glad to have a set of the Missouri and Louisiana plants, & request they may be sent to my house in London. I have lately discovered in a forest in this island <2> the Cnicus tuberosus, which I believe is almost extinct in its only other habitat in Boyton downs <3> in Wiltshire.
Believe me to remain Dear Sir Yours most truly
2. The Isle of Wight.
3. Near the home of Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761–1842), botanist.