Wythe to Edmund Randolph, 16 June 1787
Mrs W’s state of health is so low, and she is so emaciated, that my apprehensions are not a little afflicting, and, if the worst should not befall, she must linger, i fear, a long time. in no other circumstances would i draw withdraw from the employment, to which i had the honour to be appointed. but, as probably i shall not return to Philadelphia, if, sir, to appoint one in my room be judged adviseable, i hereby authorize you to consider this letter as a resignation, no less valid than a solemn act for that express purpose. my best wishes attend you and the other most respectable personages with whom I was thought worthy to be associated.
Williamsburgh, 16 of june, 1787
Hon. Edmund Randolph,
a deputy from Virginia to the convention,