Monto Nov. 3. 21.
This will be handed you by mr a student of medicine of this neighborhood who goes to Philada to compleat his studies. . having no acquantance there he naturally wishes that his standing & character in his own state may be known to somebody , and being the eleve of my family physician, & having under him attended me kindly and assiduously thro’ a long illness I 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 . indeed it is so long since we have exchanged a line that it is time to ask if all is well. it is so with me I hope it is so with you, and that so it may continue as long you wish is the prayer I offer with the assurance of my constant friendship & respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.