Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Bernard Peyton, 29 August 1825

Monticello Aug. 29. 25.

I am almost as troublesome to you, my dear friend, as to my Physician, and with less reason as it is in his line & not in yours. but there being nothing to be had here, I am obliged to avail myself of your kindness for every little 2d article which my situation requires. in mine of the 24th I troubled you with a commission for catheters which I am in hopes of recieving by an early mail. I have now to request you to procure & send me the articles below. the person furnishing them will of course pack them in something so as to resist the pressure of the mail. I am dragging on a tedious case of dysury so incident to senile frames attended with occasional pain, confining me to the house and obliging me to continue chiefly in a recumbent posture. otherwise my health is as sound as ever. your’s affectly

Th: J.

6. full sized bougies

12. of various sizes.


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