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To George Washington from John Adams, 16 July 1789

From John Adams

Richmond hill [New York City] July 16 1789

Dear Sir

The inclosed letters are from two as respectable characters as any in Massachusetts, containing information which I hope has been transmitted to you, through other channels.1 But as it is possible, it may be otherwise, it is my duty to lay them before you, which I beg leave to do by the bearer Colo: Smith. With all possible defference and respect I have the honor to be Sir your most obedient hum.

John Adams.

LB, MHi: Adams Papers: John Adams Letter Books.

1The enclosures have not been identified.

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