Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Short, 21 April 1808

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.

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