Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 8 September 1820

From Thomas Cooper

sep. 8. 1820 Philada

Dr sir

Mr Vaughan cut the inclosed out of a Carolina Paper that came here yesterday. I suppose it must have been of date about the last of last month.

I understand there have been no cases of sickness but among the irish who work on the Canal. I am with great respect

Dr sir Yr obliged friend & servant

Thomas Cooper

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Sept. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: clipping, pasted at foot of text, from the Charleston Courier, 26 Aug. 1820, which reads “HEALTH OF COLUMBIA.—The citizens of Columbia continue to enjoy uninterrupted good health. But two or three inhabitants of the place have died during the summer, and perhaps as many strangers; and at present our physicians are the most idle men in town.” The Courier credited this article to the 22 Aug. 1820 issue of the Columbia Telescope.

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