Leghorn 20. July 1805
I am happy to inform you that Mr: Mazzei is absolutely recover’d from the violent fever under which he suffer’d when I last wrote you.—When I saw him his physicians had given up all hope of his recovery, but to the general astonishment of every one, in three days he was in a State of convalescence.
Every medical aid was afforded him, but my own opinion is, that he is indebted for his recovery to a life of uninterupted temperance.
Accept, Sir, the unfeign’d respect of your mo. devoted Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.