Adams Papers

To John Adams from Isaac Stephens, 30 May 1797

may 30th 1797

To the President of the United States of America

Isaac Stephens late from Algiers humbly shews to your Excellency,

That he understands that a light-house is to be erected on Cape Cod, & that a Keeper of the same will be wanted. He will not pretend to repeat the misfortunes which has happened to him in the course of his life, nor his present dependent & very indigent situation, for they are already known to your Excellency. But should your Excellency entertain so favorable an opinion of him, as to think him qualified for the Office of Keeper of said Light House, & would appoint him to the same, he, in duty bound, will every pray.

The petition of Isaac Stephens for the Lighthouse Keeper—

H Jackson

Ebenr. Wales

Joseph Field

Ebenr. Dow

William Dorr

Perrin May

James Clark

Wm: S. White

E. Puckerman

Nathal Curtis

Hezh: Perry

Saml. Moore

James Dawson

Benja Goddard

Robt. Davis

James Jackson

John H Belcher

[19 others]

MHi: Adams Papers.

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