Feb. 8. 20.
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Mellish for the copy of his lre to the President on the subject of manufactures . enfeebled by constant ill health with little prospect of it’s becoming better, he is obliged to withdraw from all cares beyond the walls of his chamber. he has entire confidence in the wisdom of Congress and that they will do equal justice between our Manufacturing Commercial & Agricultural citizens, requiring will be advantageous to themselves and to their country in the end. unable to write the shortest note but with pain and difficulty, he can only add great respect & esteem .
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.