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Your favor of Mar. 18. is duly recieved. you have certainly attached more importance to my letters & likenesses than they merit. and I must still continue my earnest request that the letters be not published. I am old, anxious for tranquility and retirem t and unwilling to be brought before the public in any way. you ask whether I ever used the warm bath. twice in my life by prescription , but...
Your favor of the 10 th is recieved. I hope your predictions as to my longevity are not to prove true. in youth & health with all the avenues to the enjoiments of life open, it’s pleasures over-weigh it’s pains: but weak and decaying, our faculties leaving us one by one, the cares of life hanging on us, and it’s comforts gone, the balance shifts into the other scale. to me an increasing...
Your letter of Feb. 18. came to hand on the 1 st instant; and the request of the history of my physical habits would have puzzled me not a little, had it not been for the model, with which you accompanied it, of D r Rush’s answer to a similar enquiry. I live so much like other people, that I might refer to ordinary life as the history of my own. like my friend the Doctor, I have lived...