John Wayles Eppes to Francis Eppes

My dear Son.

I received this morning your last letter—I am very glad to hear you are well—I have been myself very unwell but have recovered again—

Mr Willie Jones of North Carolina fasted 39. days—was taken ill on the 39th night and remains ill still—your maman and all the family were well when I heard from them.

I enclose you five dollars and am your affectionate Father.

Jno: W: Eppes
RC (NcD: John Wayles Eppes Papers).