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From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 22 August 1799

Quincy Aug 22d 1799


I thank you for your favor of the 14th. I am very well satisfied to send Capt. Barry with the envoys, & with all the arrangements you have made of the navy. Your letter to Capt. Truxton communicated the appointment of Talbot & his rank, with all possible delicacy, both towards them & me. Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Sheafe, communicating the information of the launching of the Congress on the 15th. I hope this ship will be got to sea with all possible dispatch, having just confidence in Capt. Sever & great hopes of his success.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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