Adams Papers

To John Adams from Philip Van Cortlandt, 27 February 1799

Philadelphia 27 Feby 1799

Honored Sir,

Since my personal application to you Mr Lawrence and Mr Watson senators from the State of New York have writen & spoken to Mr McHenry in favour of my Application for a Commission in the Army.—I take the liberty of mentioning to you that I am still desirous of an appointment & if you are pleased to give me one I trust my conduct will ever secure honor to myself & the approbation of my country.—

I am Honored Sir / with Esteem / Your Obedient Servant

P v: Cortlandt

MHi: Adams Papers.

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