Adams Papers

To John Adams from Jabez Bowen, 21 April 1789

Providence April 21. 1789


I hope this will find you in Health and that Harmony and Unanimity prevails in the Councels of the United States, altho we cannot yet joyn them.

By the Choice of the Reprisentatives that has taken place in this State we have some prospect of the Lower house Voting a State Convention, hope our Friends in Congress will be mindfull of the Mercantile Intrest in this State, and if a Letter could be obtained from the President Addressed to our General Assembly who convene the   of May I have great hopes that we shall carry a Vote for a Convention.

This will be Delivered you by my Brother Oliver Bowen Esqr. who has resided for near Twenty Years in the State of Georgia, and who lost all his property by the Revolution, after rendring considerable Services to the Cause of American Liberty. He now solicits the place of Collector of the Impost for the State of Georgia. he may be Relied upon as a sober and honest man. every service rendered my Brother will be Esteemed as an Obligation Conferred on your Excellensys most Obedient and verry Humbl. Servant.

Jabez Bowen

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