Monticello Oct. 8. 19.
I inclose you the draught of a letter to Dr Cooper for your consideration & amendments. should these not be so considerable as to disfigure the paper much, you will be so good as to insert them & return the paper with your signature. if too considerable for that, have the goodness to have a fair copy made as you amend it & to return that signed that it may go on without further delay. I write under great sufferance from Colick & rheumatism & can therefore only add the assurance of my great friendly esteem & respect
ViU: John Hartwell Cocke Papers.