A Sick Richmonder Seeks to Improve His Health, 1798

[William Hay, Sr., to James Wood, Governor of Virginia, August 9, 1798, in Henry W. Flournoy, ed., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts… 8 (Richmond, 1890): 507:]

I am at present so much indisposed from a spell of sickness that I have had for a fortnight….

I mean to set off for the Green Springs the day after tomorrow, and perhaps it will not be in my power to render that service [as a director for the construction of the State Capitol] to the public which I wish.

[Relevant Component(s), National Park Service Thematic Framework: Peopling Places--Health, Nutrition, and Disease]

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