Philad. Novem. 30. 1799
Mr. Hall having informed me that the Office of Marshall has become vacant by the resignation of Mr. Nicholls I have a pleasure in mentioning his Name to you as a person that will I think give satisfaction to the Government—Mr. Hall was employed several years as agent of the state—and I believe acquired more general knowledge of the different Counties than any other person
He is a gentleman with whom I have been acquainted for several years both in his Official & private Character—as to the first, I can declare that no Officer could be more prompt and correct in his rendering settling & paying the Balances that became due than he was—& in the last I believe no man more worthy of Confidence.
I am with respect / your friend
Novem. 30. 1799
I do hereby Certify that John Hall Esqr Secretary of the Land Office of Pensylvania in the course of the Business entrusted to him has been correct & prompt in rendering his Accounts & paying the Balances into the state Treasury & that from his Conduct—he merits implicit confidence.
Comp Gen Pensyla
MHi: Adams Papers.