Pittsburgh 13th. Novr. 1807
No doubt you will be surprized at receiving a letter from your name sake, and one who values you as dear as any child, could do a parent, and hopes to merit your attention as a good & wise republican citizen—I will also mention a few of your very best friends in this town. General Thos. Baird Mr Wm Wisliff & my Father who is a man of business, only enquire at Robert Whitehils from cumberland county & Mr A. Gregg & Mr Saml. Maclay as to his charcter & reputation—these few lines I hope you will make acceptable & but from a youth & your goodness in honouring me with an answer will much oblidge your Sincere friend & Welwisher
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.