Adams Papers

From John Adams to James McHenry, 10 August 1799

Quincy August 10th 1799


The inclosed certificates from a clergyman & two surgeons of good authority were brought to me yesterday by the gentlemen recommended. Dr. David King, whose countenance, figure, dress & conversation, certified in favor of his certificates. I pray you to place his name among the candidates to be a surgeon or a mate, & his papers among the files.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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