Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Page, 24 August 1803

From John Page

Richmond August 24th. 1803

My dear Sir

I received your truely friendly Letter & was determined to set out yesterday, following the directions therein: but Mrs. Page could not be prepared for the Journey ’til to-day; & unfortunately early this morning a Diarhea attacked me so smartly, that I fear I shall not be able to venture out til to-morrow or next day; nor even then, unless it should go off as happily as two similar cases did.

The moment I can venture on the journey I will.

Accept Mrs. Page’s & my own best Wishes & assurances of perfect respect & Esteem

John Page

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.

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