From Henry Remsen
Octr. 14. 1793.
H. Remsen’s respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson—and sends him the enclosed papers. The accounts from Philada. by this day’s mail are no better than they were the last week, when the mortality was exceedingly great indeed. We have heard of the death of Mr. Jon: Sargent, Mr. V. Berckel, Mr. Franks and Mr. Rittenhouse, tho’ respecting the latter the account does not come so strait, and is therefore not so generally credited.
RC (MHi); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqui[re] Secretary of State of the […] Monticello—[…] To be forwarded from Philadelphia by the Richmond post”; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Nov. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.