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From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 6 August 1800

Quincy Aug 6th 1800


Inclosed is a letter from Capt Seymour Potter of Boston with recommendations from several respectable characters for a lieutenancy in the Navy, from his appearance & behavior & the character I hear of him, I believe he will be a good officer, & if there is a vacancy, you may appoint him. Inclosed is a letter from lieutenant Haswell recommending his brother John Montresor Haswell to be a midshipman. This young gentleman I have seen, & was so much pleased & satisfied with his person & deportment, that I pray you to send him a warrant as a midshipman

With sincere esteem &c.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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