Milwaukee Aug 6. 1836
I have your favor of 3 [illegible]
and am glad to learn that your fathers
health is improving - please present to
him my best respects + good wishes.
The [underline:] Campanula [/underline] is [underline:] L. rotundifolia [/underline], the
Hare (or Hair) Bell - It grows here + its
origin with you is quite probably as
you suggest. The radical leaves only are round.
The grass is [underline:] Setaria glauca [/underline], a
weed spread over much of the world.
If it will keep the chinch bug away from
more valuable plants it may yet
move to have some use! -
What you say of the Silphium laciniatum
is new to me. I supposed its very
coarseness + roughness would be
repulsive to horses as well as other
animals. But let me have a
copy of your [underline:] article [/underline] when published.
I have about concluded an arrangement
with the U.S. Patent office to investigate
the grasses of the U. States as I told you
when I had the pleasure of seeing you
at my house - This will lead
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