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To John Adams from Benjamin Stoddert, 19 September 1799

Navy Department 19. Septr. 1799.


I have the honor to enclose a letter from Mr Read Senator from South Carolina, containing an application for the appointment of midshipman, for the Son of Mr Izard.

Altho there are midshipmen enough from So. Carolina, I presume it will be proper to gratify the wishes of so respectable a man as Mr Izard.

I have Just recd information of the Arrival of Capt Bary at Newport, the 12th. Inst. which was something sooner than I expected. He will now wait in Port, until it be determined whether he is to carry our ministers to France.

I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & esteem / sir Yr. most Obed Servt.

Ben Stoddert

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