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From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 31 May 1799

Quincy May 31st 1799


Inclosed is a recommendation from Col. Leonard, lately a member of congress of his nephew Charles Leonard to be an officer of marines. The family is among the most antient & respectable. The young gentleman appears promiseing & his education has been good & his fortune handsome. If there is a vacancy I believe he may be made a lieutenant

I am &c

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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