Adams Papers

From John Adams to James McHenry, 14 April 1799

Quincy April 14. 1799


Inclosed is a Letter from Major Jackson, which I pray you to consider, and to send Mr Titcomb[s] Pay and Rations accordingly, if the Law will allow it. He is a promising and deserving young Man, fit for an Ensign.

Inclosed also is a Letter from Major Lillie, which deserves your consideration. Burbeck is a Sewell that We must not loose and Lillie I think must be made a Major. I have seen him and enquired about him and find no good Cause to pass him by.

Inclosed also is a Letter from Phillip Delano.

I have the honor to be, Sir, your very humble servant.

P.S. Benjamin Beale Junr you may positively set down for a Captain of Horse or Artillery or Infantry. The first I should prefer, as he does. He is well qualified for the second.


DLC: James McHenry Papers.

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