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Understanding their is to be Built a Number of Federal Cutters: I Humbly offer Myself a Candidate: to the Command of One of them. I take the Liberty of asking Your Influence with the President: not Doubting You will be pleas’d to favour me, if You think me deserving. I am Your most Obedient / and very Humble Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
On the first of Octobr I happen’d in Boston & with Pleasure was made acquainted with, Genl. Knox and, with the Genl. had some Conversation respecting the building those Ten federal Cutter’s, he desir’d me to write, and give him a line to the President. I immediately obey’d his desire & also wrote a line to the Vice President, asking his Influence with the President, in Procuring me the command...
On the tenth of Novr I wrote You, respecting the federal Cutters, wishing You may have receiv’d a line from Genl. Knox, but by Mr Hamiltons Letter of the 4th instant I fear they did not arrive in season; I have now wrote to the President, praying to consider me if any future vacancy should arise and likewise refer’d to You for my character, and should the President think me worthy of enquiring...
I Yesterday receiv’d Your very Polite Letter by which I think myself highly Honour’d on this reception, from so great a Character, and shall strictly attend to the Purport thereof. As it is Probable their will be more Cutters than one station’d on our Coast the sea port being so Extensive, I should be glad of such a command should this not be, Please to offer me a Candidate to the President,...