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Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, 12 September 1818

To Thomas Cooper

Monticello Sep. 12. 18.

Dear Sir

Your letters of Aug. 26. Sep. 1. 2. 3. were recieved yesterday evening. I returned from the warm springs a few days [ago],1 in prostrated health, from the use of the waters. their effect, and the journey back reduced me to the last stage of exhaustion; but I am recovering. we shall all be happy to recieve here mrs Cooper, yourself & M. Correa, and expect that according to former request you will land here and make Monticello your head quarters. mrs Cooper will find my daughter & granddaughters anxious to make her easy & happy here; and the steady progress of my convalescenc[e] ensures my being well by the time of your arrival. I have spoke to the Presiden[t] on the subject of mr Say & Nuttal; he will do every thing he can lawfully do[.] on the subject of the Medical school, you will know, when you come, what the Commrs at Rockfish gap have proposed. I cannot yet set erect to write and writing with pain I must do it with brevity. in hopes of seeing yourself and party about the time proposed, I salute you with constant frdship & respect.

T[h]: [Jeffer]son

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; signature faint; at foot of text: “Doctr Cooper”; endorsed by TJ.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • American Philosophical Society; and natural history exploration search
  • Cooper, Elizabeth Pratt Hemming (Thomas Cooper’s wife); proposed visit of search
  • Cooper, Thomas; letters to search
  • Cooper, Thomas; on medical education search
  • Cooper, Thomas; proposed visit of search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; proposed visit of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; staphylococcus infection search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Warm Springs search
  • medicine; education in search
  • Monroe, James; presidency of search
  • natural history; observations on search
  • Nuttall, Thomas; as scientist search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); as hostess at Monticello search
  • Say, Thomas; as scientist search
  • staphylococcus; TJ infected with search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; commissioners’ meeting at Rockfish Gap search
  • Virginia; medical education in search
  • Warm Springs (Bath Co.); TJ visits search