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    • Adams, John
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    • Jones, William
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    • Madison Presidency

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I am requested to enclose to you a letter from John Kingman Junior to me of the 16th instant. Of my own knowledge I can say nothing but that the young man appears intelligent; that he belongs to one of the few towns, in this State which are attached to the present national Administration, and not hostile to the war. All the gentlemen by whom he says he has been recommended, I presume are in...
On the 17th of January, I had the Honour of addressing a line to the President recommending Mr John Marston junior of Boston to be appointed a Midshipman in the Navy. I am informed that an Application was made by his Father to Mr Hamilton your Predecessor, as early as last July. Since I wrote to the President I have had an opportunity to know this young Gentleman much more particularly. I...
As it ever has been, and forever ought to be, a general rule of the President & heads of department not to answer letters Soliciting or recommending appointments to offices—the exception to the general rule by your kind letter of the 13th of this month, lays me under a particular obligation. The reason you assign, is perfectly satisfactory to me; and I rejoice in it, as it proves the good...