Adams Papers

To John Adams from Benjamin Rush, 24 April 1789

Philadelphia 24th April 1789

Dear Sir

Inasmuch As I never mean to solicit an Office of any kind under Congress for myself, I am induced to solicit with the more boldness, Appointments for my friends. Never have I undertook that business in favor of a person of more merit than the bearer of this letter Mr: Peter Baynton—a gentleman of connections, once among the first in our State for Rank and property, and who stands very high in the esteem of his fellow citizens for patriotism—integrity, and talents for business.—The appointment he wishes to hold, is in the post Office, with the duties of which he is well acquainted, having held the 2nd: place in it near five years during the late War.—Your influence with the Eastern Senators in favor of Mr Baynton will ever be gratefully acknowledged by Dear Sir / your unalterable friend, / and / humble Servant

Benjn Rush

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