From Jacob Wagner
Washington 30 April 1802
The heavy oppression and gloom under which I am labouring and which I have no prospect of recovering from but by an entire exemption from business, accompanied with a change of scene, render it necessary, that I shou’d take my leave of your office.1 It is impossible for me to express to you the sensations with which this determination is made: they cannot be conceived but by those who have felt.
Permit me to tender my gratitude & thanks for your uniform kindness to me, and at the same time to request you to excuse any errors I may have committed in my official career. With perfect esteem & respect, I have the honor to be, Dr Sir, Your most obed. servt.