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From John Adams to Samuel Dexter, 10 October 1800

Quincy Oct 10. 1800

Dear Sir

I did request or direct Mr McHenry to give a Lieutenants commissions to the Cadets Landais & Wilson, but as he was so great a lawyer & statesman, to have determined that I had no constitutional authority, he declined to do it. I believe it may be as well to insert them in the list you are preparing to be nominated to the Senate. With great regard

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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