Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 22 December 1786
George Wythe writes again to Jefferson in case the letter he wrote on December 13 does not reach him. Wythe asks for Jefferson's thoughts on the confederation of the American states which is proposed to be revised in the summer of 1787. Also, he repeats his question regarding Peter Carr's course of study from the previous letter.
Lest a letter, which, a few days ago, i wrote to you, should not come to your hands, i now write this, to entreat, that you will let us have your thoughts on the confederation of the american states, which is proposed to be revised in the summer following. i mentioned in that letter, that Peter Carr was attending the professors of natural and moral philosophy, and mathematics, learning the french and spanish languages, and with me reading Herodotus, Aeschysus, Cicero, and Horace; and that i wished to know if you approved of the course, or would recommend any other. Farewell.