Esmont May 14. 25
I am under a thousand obligations to you, my Dear Sir, for the considerate aid of Wormley—since I got so much hurt by a fall from my gigg two summers ago I am timid with an untried horse—my present one started with considerable restiveness, insomuch that we cou’d not clear the Green mountain untill to day—and I have been compelled reluctantly to detain wormly from his post all night—my horse is much subdued & I feel quite at ease now on that score—praying for the restoration of your health & continued happiness I return you my most respectfull and affectionate salutations
Th: G. Watkins
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.