Adams Papers

From John Adams to Benjamin Stoddert, 16 August 1799

Quincy Aug 16th 1799


Inclosed is a request of Dr Amos Windship to be a surgeon in one of our vessels of war. I was in the year 1779 near three months for the most part on board the Alliance Captain Sanders in which Dr Windship was surgeon. I well remember that this gentlemen appeared to me of a humane disposition & attentive to the health of the people. If there is any opportunity I have no objection to his appointment, if you know of none. I have known little of him since 1779.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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