March 28th. 1807.
Yours of the 8th instant has come to hand per last mail; & I have fully complied with Colo. Randolfs request. it was with pleasure I could serve him in such a small matter but with regret he could no longer serve us in Congress: I have always thought him possessed of that zeal & attachment to his constituents that ought to characterize every representative of a free people. do me the favor to read this letter to him, & tell him, old friend Baptist Woods is a Candidate for the county. I suppose he has been informed of our worthy fellow Citizen W.C. Nicholas’s offering to supply his place. permit me to make use of this opportunity, of assuring you of my full & entire approbation of your conduct since you have been engaged in the important office of representative of the american Nation & be assured of my high consideration & esteem.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.