Wilson Cary Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson Randolph
|My Dear Sir||Richmond March 24. 1816|
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.