From William D. Meriwether
[received 1 Sept. 1809]
Our youngest son is extreamly ill with a desentery and I think a little port-wine will be of service to him will you be so good as to spare me a bottle and I will return it as soon as any can be got
W D. Meriwether
ps our black peaches are now ripe and I hope you will send wenever you choose for them
RC (MHi); undated; at head of text: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Sept. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.
Meriwether’s son Thomas was still described as “extremely ill” although “out of danger” two weeks later (William D. Meriwether to Charles Meriwether, 17 Sept. 1809 [NcU: Southern Historical Collection, Meriwether Family Papers]).