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To John Adams from John Chew Thomas, 17 February 1801

Washington Feby. 17. 1801

Dear Sir

It is with the most respectfull deference that I take the Liberty of offering to your Consideration Philip Barton Key Esqr. as a person in my Opinion well qualified to fill the Office of <District> Circuit Judge under the new Judiciary System—In addition to other Oppurtunities of becoming well acquainted with him—I have served two Sessions with him in our State Legislature and entertain an high Opinion of his Honor, patriotism & Abilities—

With very great Respect / I am your freind & Servt

Jno Chew Thomas

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