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To John Adams from Joseph Woodward, 15 May 1789

New York 15th May 1789


Having been flatter’d by your Excellency’s good opinion and Obliging Offers of Service, Candour requires that I should be equally attentive to your views & wishes however contrary to my private Interest besides which I am sensible of the justice of Mr Storer’s pretentions and consequently averse to opposing his objects—As the Revenue system is yet incompleat it is impossible to ascertain what Officers may be judged necessary to carry it into Effect,

If, Sir, (after Mr Storer is provided for) any should occur which your Excellency may think within the Compass of my abilities (such as Weigher, Measurer and Gauger) I should be much obliged by your interest & influence And / have the honour to be Respectfully, / sir, / your Excellency’s most / Obedt Servt.

Joseph Woodward

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