Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 November 1794
An apt beginning to a letter containing a prescription.
Put on sheeps clothing. it will cure rheumatic pains, is comfortable in winter, after one summer not unpleasant in that season, less
less unpleasant than linen in all seasons when we perspire freely probatum est.
You send Kuster for my perusal. i can peruse nothing but court papers. this employment by habit is become delectable, in it i regret only that i cannot participate in the elegant entertainment
entertainment to which Monticello invites. i return the book, supposing you to possess but one copy, best by detaining it i should deprive you of a pleasure i am forbidden to enjoy; which, with Aesops leave, would be more than brutish.
Since i can not taste of your figs at your house
house, send me some cuttings that i may endeavour to treat you with their fruit, when you come to my house.
1 of november. 1794.