Fauquier June 25. 21
Mr Rodes affords me an opportunity of sending to you a few articles which I hope will arrive safe and be acceptable: their labels will give all necessary information.
Since I saw you three years ago, great changes have been effected in my more immediate feelings: death has devoured all of my friends: circulating blood warms not a breast which affords a pleasant and safe anchorage for my friendship: bereft of the heavenly pleasure of friendships formed in youth before the soul becomes deformed by conflicting emotions, and being overloaded by political and religious persecutions, I am anxious to seek a new abode. tis my wish to obtain a little appointment from Mr Monroe, but, being naked of friends, and unwilling to receive recommendation from character of no great weight, I shall approach him awkwardly since I am a stranger to adulation and fashionable low, but winning arts of the times. my respects to Mrs Randolph & family
James W. Wallace
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.