Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 10 March 1807

Washington Mar. 10. 07. (Tuesday)

My dearest Martha

Altho’ I wrote to you by post yesterday, yet as an opportunity offers by Capt Clarke at noon to-day, and I know you will still be anxious, I write again to assure you that mr Randolph continues perfectly well. he slept finely last night, eats with appetite to-day, is in fine spirits, and has nothing amiss but weakness. the first sun-shiney day he will begin to take air & exercise in the carriage, in a few days he will do it on horseback and as soon as he is able to ride half a dozen miles on horseback without fatigue, we will set out with him in my chair. Doctr. Jones thinks it will be 10. days first; but his recovery proceeds so rapidly that I expect it will be sooner. the Doctor has just left us. I have recieved your’s of the 7th. & thank you for the profile of mr Wythe. my next letter to you will be by the horse post which will arrive at Milton on Monday morning. Adieu my beloved Martha, & continue to love me as I do you.

Th: Jefferson


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