To Jonathan Boucher
Stafford Cty1 Septr 4th 1768
Mastr Custis was so much disorder’d by an intermitting fever, attended with billeous vomittings, that we were oblig’d (whilst in Westmoreland) to send for Doctr Mortimer to him2—He is now better, but not clear of slow fever’s, & very weak & low (being much reduced) which induces his Mamma to take him home with us, till he is perfectly restord.3 His Man comes with advice of this matter, & to fetch such parts of his Cloathing &ca as he wants. Our Compliments attend Miss Boucher & yourself ⟨mutilated Rev⟩d Sir ⟨mutilated⟩ Servt
Jacky informs us ⟨mutilated⟩ he apprehended ⟨mutilated⟩ were to leave Se⟨mutilated⟩ on acct of the agu⟨mutilated⟩ Situation was subject ⟨mutilated⟩ when they are to return & I ⟨mutilated⟩able.4
1. GW was still visiting his brother Samuel Washington in the Chotank area of Stafford County.
4. Boucher’s letter of 5 Sept. makes clear that this mutilated passage has to do with John Parke Custis’s report of his schoolmaster’s intention to dismiss his pupils for a while at about this time.