To Edmund Pendleton
Philadelphia May 3. 1800.
The bearer hereof mr Alexander Woolcot proposing to go on to Virginia, and from a great respect for your patriarchal & republican character, expressing a great wish to be made known to you, I take the liberty of giving him a line of introduction. he is himself a strong republican, a man of understanding and of good character; which I affirm partly on my own knolege of him, but state more on that of others. he will be gratified with your notice, as I am with every occasion of repeating to you assurances of the sincere and constant esteem of Dear Sir
Your friend & servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble E. Pendleton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.