Philadelphia Octr. 17h. 1806.
I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 13h. this morning, being arrived here from the country, on my road to Washington. I am still so weak, that a few days of rest are necessary to me, before I can proceed, but on Monday or Tuesday, I shall go by way of Newcastle to Baltimore & be in Washington in all next week. I write to Mr. Lenthall by this post & shall give him such instructions as the information you have given me renders necessary.—
I have been so exceedingly sick of the Dysentery attended by a nervous fever, that it will be sometime before I can hope to attain my usual strength. I have devoted the few hours, during which I could command my own ideas, during near 6 weeks to my correspondence with Mr Lenthall, & have placed Mr Mills at Washington to assist him: so that nothing has been neglected.
I am, with the highest respects Your obedt hble servt
B Henry Latrobe
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.