Feb. 28. 07.
Th:J. to TMR.
Joseph informs me your fever still continues. I certainly would not urge any thing that would be strongly repugnent to your feelings, but I wish, my dear Sir, you could consent to return to your former room here. you would be so much more comfortable there, and could be so much better furnished with what would be proper & agreeable to you, that it would aid in shaking off your fever; & confined as you will perhaps be for some days to your room, you can be as much to yourself as you please. as the day is stormy perhaps it might not be so safe to come out to-day as tomorrow; tho’ my carriage is so close, that wrapt in a fur cloak, you would be as if in your bed. Joseph shall carry the carriage for you at any moment to-day or tomorrow, as you shall direct.—having myself taken considerable cold, & the day tempestuous, I am unable to visit you to-day. your return will make me extremely happy. my best affections attend you.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.