Philadelphia March 19. 1806.
Honored & Dear Sir,
The intelligence contained in the enclosed, is at this crisis, so interesting & important, that I transmit it to you by the return of the same mail which brought it on, lest by some accident the official dispatches may not have yet reached you. I will thank you to return it when you have done with it, as part of it, relates to a fine little boy of mine who is afflicted with the most distressing of all human diseases, the stone. With great respect & esteem I am Dr. Sir in haste
Yours Very Sincerely
Caesar A. Rodney
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.