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From John Adams to Samuel Dexter, 2 January 1801

Washington Jan 2d 1800 [1801]

Sir

Having just received your letter, accepting the office of Secretary of the Treasury, it is necessary that I should authorize & request you, as I do by this letter, to continue to execute all the functions of Secretary of War, untill further arrangements are made in that office.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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