Adams Papers

From John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 19 June 1799

Quincy June 19th 1799


Inclosed is a recommendation of William Jennison from Dr. Jennison of Cambridge to be a consul at St. Petersburg which you will file, with other solicitations for the same appointment.

I have received your favor of June 12th, and have no objection to the proposed mission to the isle of France. I return you Jacob Lewis’s letter, also all the papers from the city of Washington. I pray you to consult the Attorney General and Mr Stoddert, and in concert with them to return such an answer, as you & they may judge proper. My inclination and judgment, as far as I understand the subject, are with Gen. Washington and Mr Thornton.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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