James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 12 September 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

Sep. 12. 1793.

The fever spreads faster. Deaths are now about 30. a day. It is in every square of the city. All flying who can. Most of the offices are shut or shutting. The banks shut up this day. All my clerks have left me but one: so that I cannot go on with business. I shall therefore set out in 3. or 4. days & perhaps see you before you get this. H had truly the fever, and is on the recovery, & pronounced out of danger.

FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Unsigned. Evidence that JM was the recipient of this letter is both internal and found in Jefferson’s Epistolary Record (ibid.), which lists a letter to JM of this date.

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