Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Walker Gilmer, 10 May 1825

Farmington 10th May 1825

Dear Sir.

I have received from Mr Minor, a note urging me to call on you to day. Had my health permitted, I should have been with you weeks ago, but I can neither bear the fatigue of so long a ride, nor of continued conversation, and should be every way a troublesome & unprofitable guest to you.

I hope in a week, to be able to see you. But my present health, & the long continuance of my sickness, render my declining the honor which has been so flatteringly offered me, more necessary.

yours most truly

Fr W. Gilmer

MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.

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