From P. de Valltone
Charlottesville July 18th 1817.
I tooke the liberty of directing a letter to you yesterday, the bearers being two young gentlemen, living with me, at Wells’s Hotel, not wishing to remit the letter to proper hands, they handed it to a person, which perhapps has not transmitted the Same, to you, if he has done it I hope you will be so kind as to excuse my liberty of so doing, as I find meself better I expect to proceed to Tombegbee after tomorrow; wishing you a very good health—I beg to remain with the utmost respect
P. de Valltone
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as a letter of 18 June 1817 received 19 June 1817. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 18 July 1817 received the following day.