Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert I. Evans, 7 November 1819

To Robert I. Evans

Monticello Nov. 7. 19.


I am just now recovering from the third long & dangerous illness which I have had within the last 12. months. while I was able I answered all letters punctually. but age, it’s ordinary infirmities, & extraordinary visitations of sickness have so broke me down that I am no longer able to maintain any correspondence by letters but such as my own affairs render indispensable. I hope you will recieve this as an apology for my not having answered your first letter with the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Robert Evans”; endorsed by TJ.

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