Richmond June 8th. 1806
Our venerable great and pious Friend departed this Life about half an Hour after Nine of the Clock this Morning—Doctrs. [William] Foushee Currie Grunhow [Samuel Greenhow] [James] McClurg & [James D.] McCaw opened his Chest & Bowels, here was considerable inflamation in the Stomach. It is strongly suspected that he & Michael Brown were poisoned with Yellow Arsenic by Geo W. Sweeny.—On Thursday he said I am murdered but mentioned no name—The day before Yesterday he said Let me die righteous—he during his severe complaint displayed uncommon patience & Fortitude—He called on the Lord Jesus Christ to have mercy on him—
The Governour & Council have desired that his Body shall be conveyed to the Capitol. Tomorrow at four O'Clock in the Afternoon his Funeral Oration will be pronounced by Mr Wm. Montford [Munford] who lived with Mr Wythe formerly, and is a Member of our Council of State. Whenshall be proven, I shall enclose you a Copy of the Will with the Codecils. I believe he enclosed to you a Copy of it.
I am, with great Respect Yr obt. Servt