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From Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Pendleton, 3 May 1800

To Edmund Pendleton

Philadelphia May 3. 1800.

Dear Sir

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

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble E. Pendleton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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