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From Alexander Hamilton to John Adams, 20 October 1798

To John Adams

New York October 20. 1798


The very obliging manner, in which you was pleased to assure me of the appointment of my nephew Philip Church,1 and the actual appointment of my relation Capta[i]n Hamilton to a Lieutenancy in the Navy,2 which I just learn from the Marine Department, are circumstances from which I derive much pleasure, which I consider as conferring upon me a personal obligation, and for which I beg you to accept my very cordial acknowlegements.

With perfect respect & esteem   I have the honor to be Sir   Your Very Obed servant

A Hamilton

The President of The UStates

ALS, Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

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