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From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 19 September 1798

Quincy September 19. 1798

Dear sir

Inclosed is a Letter from Captain Patrick Fletcher recommending Captain John Cruft to be a Lieutenant in the Navy.—I have so good an opinion of this Captain Cruft from a personal Knowledge, that I desire you would place him on the List for Promotion among the first Lieutenants that Shall be appointed. Mr Breck of Philadelphia can probably give you Satisfactory Information concerning him.

I have the Honor to be, sir, your / most obedient

[John Adams]

DNA: RG 45--Naval Records Collection.

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