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From John Adams to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 5 September 1800

Quincy Sept 5th 1800

Dear Sir

In answer to your favor of August 27 I consent to the appointment of Edward Pennington to be first mate, Donard Rimbley to be second mate & Richard Hrabowski to be third mate of the Revenue Cutter on the South Carolina station. I return you all the papers inclosed in yours. Enclosed also is a letter from Paul Dudley Sargeant proposing to be Surveyor of Portland. Although this gentleman commanded a regiment last war I still think Col Hunnewell’s pretensions on the whole superior. With sincere esteem &c.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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