Adams writes regarding his presenting a copy of Rush's "Medical Inquiries and Observations" to the Emperor of Russia, who is sending Rush a ring in thanks.
John Dickinson (n. p.) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1784 August 13 1 Leaf — 2 pages; 23 cm
Dickinson writes that he has read with pleasure Rush's essay on female education. He requests Rush's help with another project, "to prepare the public Mind for receiving…the proceedings of the Convention."
John Dickinson (Kent [England]) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1798 April 2 1 Leaf — 2 pages; 21 cm
Dickinson writes that he has purchased and perused all the doctor's works and requests his help in diagnosing and treating a child that is in excruciating pain.
John Dickinson (n. p.) note to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1804 1 Leaf — 2 pages; 22 cm
In a note, Dickinson comments on their health, and on the 4th part of an unidentified manuscript.
Horatio Gates (New York) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1803 August 8 1 Leaf — 2 pages; 25 cm
Gates indicates that he will try the remedies Rush suggested. He believes that England is likely to become a despotism, and notes that there is a rumor in New York City that England will defeat America's treaty with France regarding Louisiana.
Nathanael Greene (n. p.) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1777 May 3 1 Leaf — 1 page; 33 cm
Greene writes of his support for Rush's recommendations regarding best methods for preserving the health of the Army. He suggests they print a pamphlet on the topic, to make adoption of the recommendations more likely. He comments on Congress' regulation of hospitals.
Richard Henderson (Leesburg [Va.]) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1810 June 11 1 Leaf — 3 pages; 30 cm
Henderson replies to Rush's letter regarding the debts of a Mr. Carter, assuring Rush that he is in error, all costs for the preparation of coffin and grave have been paid.
Thomas Jefferson (Washington [D.C.]) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1801 December 20 1 Leaf — 2 pages; 25 cm
Jefferson discusses vaccinations in Philadelphia, the impact of his sending a message rather than making a speech at the opening of Congress, the political implications of suppressing taxes, and his desire to live a long, healthy, and useful life.
Thomas Jefferson (Washington [D.C.]) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1808 January 3 1 Leaf — 1 page; 25 cm
Jefferson notes that he has appointed Dr. Waterhouse to the Marine hospital in Boston, in return for his introducing vaccinations to the country, and describes the political fallout from the appointment. He plans to send his 15-year-old grandson to be with Rush in the Fall. He mentions Dr. Rose, and the impact on an embargo on relations with Europe.
James McHenry (York Island, Fort Washington) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1776 November 2 2 Leaves — 8 pages; 24 cm
McHenry details reforms required within the Army's medical department and makes recommendations for restructuring of general and regimental hospitals, controlling fraud in the commissaries, increasing the numbers of nurses and surgeons, and improving the distribution of medicine.