From Robert Patterson
Philada. June 8th. 1801
Relying on your known goodness—I have taken the liberty of thus introducing the bearer, Mr. John Woodside, who wishes for this opportunity of paying you his personal homage and respects.—
He is a man of the strictest integrity, & most exemplary morals— was an officer, and served with great reputation, in the Pennsylvania line, during our revolutionary war—Has now for many years been a clerk in one of the public offices in the Treasury department—and has never ceased to be a decided and active Republican; notwithstanding that a simple regard to his own interest would frequently have dictated a contrary conduct.
I am Sir, with the highest, respect & esteem Your Most obedt. Servant
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 13 June and so recorded in SJL with notation “Woodside.”