From Thomas Newton, Jr.
Norfolk July 3. 1802
Doctor Butler a particular acquaintance of mine has for the benifit of his health resolved to spend a few months at the Springs. On his return he wishes to pay his respects to you; Knowing his intention and wish, it is with pleasure I introduce this worthy man to you.—your goodness will pardon this trespass
Wishing you health and much felicity I remain with esteem and regard Yrs. &c
Tho Newton Jr
RC (DLC); at head of text: “Tho: Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Aug. 1803 and so recorded in SJL with notation “by Dr. Butler.”