before 21 Apr. 1808
The memda. shall be attended to with care & with pleasure—
The fine weather will carry me first to Congress hall & then to Rep’s—
I find medicinal waters useful to me in this climate & those of Ballston peculiarly so—But if I should be able to give them up it will give me a great deal of pleasure to visit Monticello—I wish however it were in my power to impart to you a conviction, which I have myself, that I could be more useful elsewhere—but I know this kind of conviction is difficult, as it is certainly delicate, to convey to another, when self interest appears to be the motive—In all events & under all circumstances ever yours
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.