George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Adam, 10 February 1783

Elizth Town 10th Febry 1783


It gives me uneasiness while I am obliged to intrude, more especially, where objects of greater moment requires your Excellencys Attention.

Since ordered by your Excellency’s Command to this Place in Febry 1779, I have at all times made it my study to descharge my duty to the Utmost of my abillity.

The Post being a thuroughfare, the Interest in a great measure mutual, laid me under the necessity of shewing no want, or suffering the smallest appearence of meaness, which exposed me to a much larger expence than I could any way afford, still in the expectation that one day or other I should be countenanced—but I am affraid unless I am favoured with your Excellency’s Letter to the President of Congress, I will come poorly off—could I flatter myself with so great a mark of destinction I should be happy, as it would not leave me in the least dowbt of succeeding—creaving pardon for the liberty taken. I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant

John Adam

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