Boston Octr 1st:—1790
Understanding their is to be Built a Number of Federal Cutters: I Humbly offer Myself a Candidate: to the Command of One of them. I take the Liberty of asking Your Influence with the President: not Doubting You will be pleas’d to favour me, if You think me deserving.
I am Your most Obedient / and very Humble Servant
MHi: Adams Papers.