Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dearborn, 1 September 1803

From Henry Dearborn

Washington Septr. 1t. 1803


Finding it necessary to remove my family from this place for the recovery of thier health, I have concluded to retire about twenty miles into the country, for two or three weeks, and as billious complaints are becoming prevalent in the City, & will probably increase until Octobr. permitt me to advise you not to return until the first of Octobr; your present situation being a high & healthy one, you will be the more likely to be effected by the change.—

with sentiments of respectfull esteem, I am Sir Yours.

H Dearborn

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from the War Department on 5 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.

complaints are becoming prevalent: for the public health situation in Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, see Robert Smith to TJ, 10 Sep. 1803.

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