Adams Papers

From John Adams to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 26 August 1800

Quincy August 26th 1800

Dear Sir

Mrs Nabby Sylvester, the signer of the inclosed petition, came to me this morning to present it. She has the appearance of a virtuous & discreet woman. Left as she is with an helpless family of children, among whom is a pair of twins very young, she seems to me to be an object of compassion & of charity. I know not whether the law authorizes me to grant her request. The fine is yet in the hands of the Marshall & if it can be remitted and applied to her use I would chearfully do it. I ask your advice and if you please you may take the opinions of the other Gentlemen.

With great regard &c.

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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