Quincy Aug 9th 1799
Inclosed is a letter of the 1st of this month from John Coffin Jones Esqr recommending Dr. Benj. Mason to be physician to the marine hospital at Newport. I recommend this letter & subject to your consideration among all other applications of a like nature. Dr. Welsh speaks as handsomely of Dr. Mason as Mr. Jones writes. A certificate from Dr Howard Secretary to the board of overseers or corporation of our university is also inclosed.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.