Adams Papers

To John Adams from William Smith, 10 November 1798

Boston. 10th. Novr. 1798.

Dear Sr.

This will be handed you by Cap. Nicholson (who has met with the misfortune of springing his Bowsprit) & has return’d with the Constitution, to refit. Genl. Jackson had the direction of this Ship before Cap. N. sail’d. I understand that he has no further concern with her. If no particular person has been appointed & <I> can promote the success of the Wooden Walls of America, I shall be happy to do it <i>on this, as well as on any other occasion.—Mrs. S. joins me in our best regards to you & Mrs. A. with our best wishes that you may have an agreable journey.

Wm. Smith.

I was on board the Frigate at Newbury-Port. all her hands are ready & they only wait for their Iron Ballast & Guns—she is a fine Ship, is well Officer[‘d] & has a fine crew.

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