Adams Papers

From John Adams to Samuel Dexter, 12 September 1800

Quincy Sept 12th 1800

Dear Sir

Applications like those enclosed from Mr Francis More, recommended by the select men of Cambridge, Dr Tappan & Mr Holmes, I never know how to receive. No particular employment is specified & I am left to study what can be done for the man. The consequence generally, if not universally has been, that nothing has ever been done for him. In such cases I know not which of the heads of department to consult. I transmit these papers to you because you know the persons who recommend if not the one recommended. I wish you to show them to the Sec. of the Treasury & to the Sec. of the Navy & if any thing occurs in the department of either, by which you can serve Mr. Moore & the public together it will be a gratification to an entire stranger to him

MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.

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