Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Appleton, 20 July 1805

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

Th: Appleton

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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