Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 21 July 1825

Monto July 21. 25.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 2d was recd on the 16th inst. together with the herb which accompanied it, and I am much indebted for the kind interest you take in my present indisposn, as also to mr Hooe & mr Buchner for their frdly attentions. I have submitted the plant to the inspection of Dr D. my physician who recognises in it what is called Agrimony, with the use of which he is not unacquainted in cases of Diabetes, or incontinence of urine. mine happens to be the contrary that of Disury or a difficulty of making water. altho’ not insensible to the remedies we are trying, their effect as yet has been uncertain. I suspect we are ultimately to rely on the efforts of nature, which at my age is very inert. I have been 2 mo. confined to the house, from which as yet no indicns promise a speedy libern. accept the assurances of my frdshp & respect

Th: J.


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