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To John Adams from John Barry, 8 May 1798

May the 8th 1798

Please your Excellency

Having had the honour of being admitted into your pressence, and informed you of matters that was my duty to do—As I am disappointed of getting to serve in the revenue department have applied to the Secretary at War to serve my Country once more, either by Sea or Land; but no encouragement, hope your Excellency will condecend to speak to the Secretary at War on the business and will do the greatest honour possible to / Sir, / your most obedient / humble Servant

John Barry

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