Adams Papers

From John Adams to Charles Lee, 29 August 1797

Quincy Aug. 29th 1797

Dear Sir.

I received last evening your favor of the 19th & thank you for communicating to Mr John Read the determination to Appoint him agent for the United States respecting British claims under the treaty of 1794

I have received solicitations and recommendations for several other persons; but see no reason to alter the opinion we formed before I left you. I have accordingly written to the Secretary of State requesting him to make out a commission for Mr. Read. I condole with you, on the prevalence of another epidemick fever in Philadelphia & should be glad to be informed of its progress or decline, & advised whether it ought to accelerate or to retard my return to the city, or its neigborhood, & what should be done for the safety & accomodation of the members of Congress, in case the disease should continue in the city, at the time to which they are adjourned.

I am with great esteem, Sir your most / obedient

John Adams.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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