Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, 30 March 1807

Mar. 30. 07.

My dearest Martha

I presume mr Randolph informs you himself that he is quite well. indeed I have no doubt he could now very safely undertake the journey; but we continue to fix on Monday next for departure. as to myself altho’ I have no actual head-ach, yet about 9. oclock every morning I have a very quickened pulse come on, a disturbed head, & tender eyes, not amounting to absolute pain. it goes off about noon, and is doubtless an obstinate remnant of the head-ach, keeping up a possibility of return. I am not very confident of it’s passing off. I shall write to you again on Friday, and, should nothing have changed our purpose by that time, we shall hope you will be removed to Monticello so as that we shall find you there on the 10th. I send Ellen a little piece of poetry; yet I am not certain if I had not sent it before. recieve my kisses for yourself and our dear children, & be assured of my tenderest love.

Th: Jefferson


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