Annapolis April 24th: 1789—
I am aware of the unpleasant Situation in which Gentlemen of elevated Characters in power are thrown by the Multiplicity of Applications for Office, which has almost discouraged Me from taking the Liberty of begging the Favor of your Patronage. Interest for Gustavus Scott Esqr. of the State of Maryland; He is a Lawyer of the first Eminence with us, a Gentleman of Abilities and Respectability; He would wish to be in the Law–Department, the honble John Henry— as Senator from Maryland is his particular Friend, and knows what would be most agreeable to Him—
I hope you will pardon the Freedom I have taken on this Occasion—I am most respectfully / Yr: very hble Servt:
MHi: Adams Papers.