Adams Papers

From John Adams to United States Senate, 8 February 1799

Feb 8th 1799

Gentlemen of the Senate

I nominate William Smith our minister plenipotentiary to the court of Portugal to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to

The Sublime Ottoman Porte

with full powers to negotiate a treaty of Amity & commerce between the United States of America & the dominions and Dependencies of the Sublime Porte

John Adams

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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