Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison

Hamilton is ill of the fever as is said. he had two physicians out at his house the night before last. his family think him in danger, & he puts himself so by his excessive alarm. he had been miserable several days before from a firm persuasion he should catch it. a man as timid as he is on the water, as timid on horseback, as timid in sickness, would be a phænomenon if the courage of which he has the reputation in military occasions were genuine.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 27:61–3.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
James Madison
Date Range
Date
September 8, 1793
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson