Montgomery Ala. March 3/48
The Doctor is doing so finely that I am obliged to take the time to let you know it. This is the seventeenth day of his illness. Except his weakness, he is himself again.
He told me this evening to say to you "that he had rec'd your note with Mr. McCurdy's in reference to the trial, that it is altogether uncertain when he will be able to start for home, that he may not be there in time, and that you will, of course, be governed accordingly."
He told me to say to Mrs. Jarvis that he now felt that he was getting well, and that she must feel just as easy about him as she possibly can under the circumstances.
He felt some uneasiness about the pain in his hip, but it is so much improved that he now has no dread of its doing any permanent mischief.
Very truly yrs.
J. Marion Sims.
Rev'd William Jarvis,