Quincy May 24th 1799
The recommendations of Laurance Butler to be Major in case Mr. Morgan should ultimately refuse his appointment received in your favor of the 16th which I received last night from Gen. Washington. Gen Morgan and Mr. Mede are quite sufficient to authorize me to consent to Mr Butlers appointment. I return the recommendations & inclose a letter of the 20th from John Lillie which I recommend to your consideration.—I have inclosed a letter to the Secretary of State from Mr Weld of Braintree recommending Mr. Seth Noble for a chaplain which I pray you to see.
I am Sir &c
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.