From Henry Wheaton
Providence, R.I. 17. Jan. 1812.
I beg your attention to the enclosed Address, written by a friend, and which as I know you to be sensibly alive to everything which concerns the welfare of science, I flatter myself you will read not without pleasure—as it indicates the growing respectability of the healing art among us.
With my prayers for the continuance of your life and health I remain sincerely with great respect your humble servant, and admirer.
RC (DLC); addressed: “The Hon. Thomas Jefferson Monticello” and “Mail”; franked; postmarked Providence, 22 Jan.; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found, assigned Sowerby no. 988 and unidentified there as well.