Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 21 October 1805

Wilmington Octr. 21st. 1805

Dear Sir

For the last three Weeks I have been confined by a very severe Fever, & am still so far from well that I cannot leave the house.—I take the liberty to enclose a packet containing drawings for the capitol, and with your permission, shall avail myself of your cover for the remaining drawings which are now becoming very numerous & bulky, and the postage of which is a very serious expense.—My illness has prevented my waiting upon you at Washington immediately on your arrival. As soon as I can safely travel I shall come to the city.—

I am with the Truest esteem & respect Yours faithfully

B Henry Latrobe.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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