From John Adams
Quincy [Massachusetts, September 3]1 1798
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: otherwise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to See, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to appoint him and shall write to the Secretary at War accordingly.
With great Esteem I have the Honor to be Sir your most obedient and humble servant
at New York
LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC, Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
1. Adams incorrectly dated this letter “August 24.” The correct date appears on the letter book copy.