Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Attwood Digges, 23 December 1806

Warburton Decr. 23 1806

Dr Sir

My friend and old acquaintance Dr. Hamilton, of very respectable connections at Waterford Ireland, and of late a neighbouring Phisician to me but about to fix in Baltimore, having intimated a desire to wait upon You, I most cheerfully give Him this Introductory line with a solicitation for Your usual kind attentions and civility.   I knew Dr. Hamilton a practitioner in London, for some years after a resident in Alexandria, & for the last two or three years residing in sight of this where the field is too circumscribed for Him. In all situations I found Him a firm friend to this his adopted Country, a combatter agt Toryism (to some effect) in Alexandria—an assistant to Us & our party hereabouts, and ever an admirer of Yours, altho mere chance has hitherto denied Him the pleasure of a personal interview or introduction.

He takes the City in a day or two on His way to Baltimore with a very amiable English wife.   He will, at my request call on you, if but for a few moments, with this.   I have been confined to Home or would have waited on You.—I hope Mrs. Randolph & Her dear little ones are fixed with You as heretofore & are all well; for except a letter from my old acquaintance Dr. Logan inclosing Your Speech (which is a highly satisfactory one to me) & the subsequent moves in Congress, I am a total stranger to the late movements in the City. Many happy Years—May You go on my good Sir continuing to do good & recieving the benefits of it.

I am wth great regard & Esteem Yr Ob Hm Servt

Thos Digges

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