Adams Papers

To John Adams from Benjamin Stoddert, 5 November 1800

November 5th: 1800.


I have done myself the honor, in pursuance of your instructions, to throw together, in the enclosed paper, a few Ideas, which appear to me to be proper, in the Presidents Speech to Congress.

Other matters – particularly our relations with the other Powers of Europe besides France – the state of Agriculture; the prosperity of our Commerce; – & the situation of the Revenue, are so much better understood by other Gentlemen, than by me, that I hope I shall be excused for not attempting more than I have done.

I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & / esteem, Sir Yr. most / Obed. Servt.

Ben Stoddert

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