Adams Papers

To John Adams from Edward Pope, 24 September 1798

Newbedford, Sept. 24 1798


Doct. Samuel West, jr: being desirous of entering into the Military service of his Country as a Surgeon, has procured letters from three of the most respectable Physicians, in this quarter, certifying their opinion of his abilities—In which I heartily concur.—Those letters will accompany this, from / Your Excellency’s most obedient, / and very humble Servant,

Edw Pope

Collector of the Customs

MWA: West Family Papers.

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