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To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Adams, 31 January 1800

From Samuel Adams

Boston Jany: 31st: 1800—


I have very lately written to you recommending a Young Gentleman by the name of Winthrop. I pray you not to apprehend that I design to trouble you with frequent Letters: your time will not admit of it.—But, when I meet with a Youth of good natural, and acquired abilities—of an accurate knowledge of the World, and a firm attachment to the elective representative System of Government; I cannot help recommending him. The bearer of this Letter, Mr. Erving, thô an English native, possesses all these qualities and more than I have mentioned. You will judge of the Virtues of this Young Gentleman and I dare promise myself, you will be pleased with him.—

I am Dear Sir, Your respectfull friend and affectionate fellow Citizen

Saml Adams

RC (DLC); in unknown hand, signed by Adams; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Vice President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Feb. and so recorded in SJL.

I have very lately written to you: see Adams to TJ of 11 Dec. 1799. Bearer of this letter: George W. Erving.

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