Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Eston Randolph, 22 June 1817

To Thomas Eston Randolph

Monticello June 22. 1817.

Dear Sir

You need not hurry yourself at all as to the extracts from your Day-book. a letter from George Stevenson to mr Randolph just recieved gives the uneasy information that your son Eston is very ill at Baltimore. indeed he says that he is in imminent danger. his case is an inflammatory fever. having given this cause of alarm, mr Stevenson will undoubtedly write by every mail while the crisis continues. with hopes therefore that the next mail will bring a more favorable account, and an assurance that if directed to us it shall be sent to you in the very instant I am ever and affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “T. E. Randolph esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • fevers; inflammatory search
  • health; fever search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. E. Randolph search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); account with TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); family of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Eston (TJ’s cousin); letters to search
  • Randolph, William Eston; death of search
  • Stevenson, George Pitt; correspondence of search