Quincy April 22d 1799
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Wingate recommending the Rev. Seth Noble to be a chaplain in the army. I pray you to record & file this application with all others of a similar nature & to inform me what you propose to do respecting the appointment of chaplains. I am well disposed to give credit to Mr. Wingates recommendations & to give the appointment to Mr. Noble, if there is room & occasion.
Inclosed also are papers from Dr. Welsh well known to you requesting an appointment as an Hospital Surgeon which I suppose he is on the whole better intitled to than any other.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.