Boston April 25. 1789
The request of your late neighbour Mr. Woodward occasions this letter. It is his wish to be employed under the United States in the Revenue Department. As your knowledge of him makes it unnecessary to be particular, I shall only Say, that he bears a very Good character; And that according to my idea of him, he would make a vigilant, active, and faithful Officer.— I have the honour to be with real Regard, Sir / Yr Excy’s most obt. hble Servt.
MHi: Adams Papers.