Wilson Cary Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph

My Dear Sir

For the first week after the Birth of your daughter Jane was uncommonly well, she then had a fever for twenty four hours, after which it left her—& she has been since threatened with sore breasts. This evening the Doctor says she has a smart fever & thinks she has caught some cold. She says she promised, you shou’d be informed if any thing was the matter with her, at her request I give you this information. We cannot be otherwise than anxious about her, but I assure you it is not mixed with any degree of Alarm. Her mother will take good care of her & her Doctor is unquestionably skilful. I fear however her breasts may be troublesome. Her spirits are not good, I wish you woud come as soon as you can & help us to cheer her.

I am your affectionate
W. C. Nicholas
RC (ViU: Randolph Family Papers, Mss 6225); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Randolph Esqr Mr Leitch, will be so good as to dispose of this letter in such a manner that Mr R. may receive it as soon as possible”; with additional note in pencil in an unidentified hand: “or in his absence to be delivered to V. W. Southal to forward as soon as he possibly Can J: L”; endorsed by Randolph: “Wilson. C Nicholas. March 1816.”
Wilson Cary Nicholas
Date Range
March 24, 1816