Adams Papers

From John Adams to James McHenry, 23 July 1799

Quincy July 23d 1799


I am so continually entertained with applications to be chaplains & surgeons, that I pray you to give me some idea of your designs upon this important subject. Inclosed is a letter from Dr. Blake. Be so good as to send me a list of the twelve candidates to be Surgeons of Col Rice’s regiment. Are we to appoint regimental surgeons or only hospital surgeons?

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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