Quincy Sept 6th 1800
The inclosed letters from Mr H. G. Otis Mr. James Sheafe in favor of Mr. George Boyd were brought to me yesterday by himself. He is a very genteel young man, a fine figure & person & well bred as far as I could perceive. His ancestors were honorable & his connections are respectable. If you know of no objection I know of none to making him a lieutenant. If you have anything to urge against that I hope you will find nothing against continueing him a midshipman & ordering him into service on the first opportunity.
With sincere regard
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.