From John Page
York March 6th. 70.
I have heard of your Loss [and] heartily condole with you, but am much pleased with the Philosop[hy] you manifest in your Letter which I this Moment received. I will very soon convince you that I had not forgot you, for I have a Letter at Home which I wrote some Month[s] since, and will send you in[close]d in another as soon as I [… .] I snatched up my Pen […] these few Lines not wi[thstanding] the hurry and Confusion we are in. Poor Mrs. Burwell died about an hour ago. I have only time to wish you all Happiness and Carr and long Continuance of his.
John Page Jr.
RC (MHi). MS mutilated. Endorsed: “J. Page to Th: J.” Enclosed in Thomas Nelson, Jr., to TJ, same date.