Rich’d 18 Septr. 1819
Seeing no prospect of an opportunity by water soon, have asked the favor of Col Randolph to allow his servant to take up a small Box for you, which has been detained here with the Cement for a considerable time waiting a conveyance.
Understanding that you have been much afflicted with the Rheumatism lately, mentioned it to my friend Major Gibbon, who has also suffered greatly with it, & he has furnished me with the enclosed memorandum on the treatment of it, with a request that I would forward it to you, with his respectful complts:— hoping you may find some benefit from it, remain
MHi: Coolidge Collection.