From Charles Everett
North Second St [13 Dec. 1792]
Inclos’d Colo. Jefferson will find a letter from Dr. Gilmer. As its contents are partly relative to little Miss Randolph’s health; C. Everett with most respectful compliments, takes this opportunity to present it. He is much concern’d at the many unfriendly detentions, that prevented its more early arrival; at the same time he laments, that the hurried accession of the variolous Fever must preclude him the pleasure, he otherwise, should have taken in being the Bearrer. C. Everett, tho.’ is extremely happy to announce the reestablishment of health at Montichello, and an increase of animal powers in the constitution of the Park: previous to his departure from Albemarle.
RC (MHi); undated, but endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1792 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: George Gilmer to TJ, 9 Oct. 1792.
Charles Everett (d. 1848), later a Charlottesville resident, became the family physician for TJ and James Monroe. He also served as a magistrate and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for several terms. By 1814 he had removed to Belmont near Keswick in eastern Albemarle County (Woods, Albemarle description begins Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, Charlottesville, 1901 description ends , 189–90; Ammon, Monroe description begins Harry Ammon, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity, New York, 1971 description ends , 347). See also TJ to J. P. P. Derieux, 14 Dec. 1792.