Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Leiper, 3 November 1821

Monto Nov. 3. 21.

Dr Sir

This will be handed you by mr  a student of medicine of this neighborhood who goes to Philada to compleat his studies. in that line. having no acquantance there he naturally wishes that his standing & character in his own state may be known to somebody there, and being the eleve of my family physician, & having under him attended me kindly and assiduously thro’ a long illness I feel myself bound to bear witness to the truth for him by assuring you that he is a gentlemen of great worth & perfect correctness of conduct. and I give the assurance to you because I have known nobody there longer or with more esteem then yourself. indeed it is so long since we have exchanged a line that it is time to ask each other if all is well. it is so with me I hope it is so with you, and that so it may continue to the end of as long a chapter of life as you wish is the prayer I offer with the assurance of my constant friendship & respect.

Th: J

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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