Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Steele, 29 August 1798

Trenton August 29th. 1798


It is with pride and pleasure I comply with the request of some old friends, and acquaintances in presenting you the enclosed address. Sentiments so just expressed in style so dignified, and manly will not I hope (even at this late day) be unacceptable to One whose firmness, and foresight have more than once rescued his country from impending ruin.

I have the honor to be / Sir, / With the most profound respect / Your most Obedient & humble servant

Jno. Steele

Election News from Salisbury district. This district addressed the President on the date of the 4th. July.

Federal candidate A. Henderson Esqr.   Antifederal M. Lock Esqr.
Rowan County including the Borough of Salisbury } 1348 96
Montgomery County 270 36
Cabarrus County 170 27
1788 159

This is the only district I have yet recd. certain accounts from; others will I trust appear to equal advantage.

J. S.

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