Washington Apr. 2. 07.
My dearest Martha
Being apprehensive we have mistaken, by one day, the departure of the horse post from hence, I write this on Thursday instead of Friday. mr Randolph is quite strong enough to begin his journey even now. I think that to-day for the first time I have had no sensation of any remains of my head-ach. we continue our purpose of setting out on Monday, but I foresee a particular circumstance which may put it off to Tuesday. after that you must allow for the accidents of bad weather, which continue to prevail wonderfully; as we shall not move on the road on either wet or very cold days. I thank you, my dear, for your attention to the cyder, & hope you have had it bottled. our stores will probably arrive at Richmond about the 7th. & I hope may be at Monticello about the 13th. or 14th. we shall count on your moving there on Tuesday, or the first good day after. Kisses to all our dear children & tenderest love to you.