Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Steptoe, 24 July 1819

Saturday evening.

D. sir,

My syringe is so often lent & sent about the neighbourhood that I am sorry to say I do not know who had it last. However I will dispatch a boy after it, and when found send it over to Burwell, thinking it would answer a very good purpose in his case. In the mean time, you might repeat the purgative by giving him a tablespoonfull of Castor oil once in two hours after the Bowells are effectually open’d; the pain might be releived occasionally with Laudanum—

With great regard yours &ca &ca

Will: Steptoe

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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