Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Carr, 2 June 1803

From Samuel Carr

Baltimore 12 Oclock. June 2d 1803

Dear Sir

With pleasure I hasten to inform you that my brother is much better than when Mr Hollins wrote you. I have conversed with Doctors Brown & Little John who attend him, and are of opinion that, tho’ much better, he is still not out of danger. He has had a suppression of urine for nearly a week untill yesterday morning, when he was much relieved, by a copious discharge, or he could not in the opinion of his physicians have survived twelve hours. This evening his unfavorable symptoms have much abated except a hickup which is troublesome and distressing. My anxiety and hopes induce me to believe that in a few days he will be out of danger.

with sentiments of sincere attachment and esteem I remain Dr Sir Yr friend. & servt.

Samuel Carr

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 June and so recorded in SJL. Probably enclosed in TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, 4 June.

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