Adams Papers

To John Adams from Denny McCobb, 25 September 1798

To the President of the United States.

George town Sepr: 25th. 1798—


At a moment So eventful & alarming as the present, when a great & imperious Nation whose aim is universal domination, is endeavouring to Sap the foundation of our political existence, it is the duty of every man to step forth & avow his Sentiments on Concerns so interesting to humanity—Replete with this Idea, We the field Officers & Commanders of the Companies of the 1st. Regiment 1st. Brigade & 8th. Division of the Militia of Massachusetts address you, to express our highest approbation of the measures pursued by our Illustrious President, & our entire Confidence in his abilities integrity & patriotism—

Should the intrigues of domestic Traitors, or the insolence of foriegn foes, render an appeal to arms necessary, we will be prepared for action & when Commanded to March will do it most <Readily> Cheerfully—we will meet our enemies & at <at> the risk of our lives, support the laws & Constitution—assert the dignity—& maintain the honour & independence of the United States—

Denny McCobb Lt. Colo. Commandant Sd Regiment

James Rogers

Edwd: H. Page

Majrs. Said Regiment

Alexr: Rogers 1 Capt in Said Regiment

Patrick Grace—2 Do:

Acter [Patter] 3 Do:

John [Potter]. 4 Do:

[Ziba] Eaton 5 Do.:

Robert Rogers—6 Do:

Timothy McCarty 7 Do:

David Shaw 8 Do:

Smith Baker 9 Do:


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