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From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 19 July 1799

Quincy July 19th. 1799

Sir

I received your letter of July fourth by Mr. Hudson, & immediately signed & delivered his commission & sent him down to the Ship. The ship has been three days detained by dead calms & contrary winds. She has fallen down as far as she could & will sail at the first fair breeze.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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