Washington 18 Feby 1801
Permit me to recommend to your notice Mr. Samuel Johnston of North Carolina, as a person well qualified, to discharge the duties of a circuit Judge, I do this the more cheerfully, because you were acquainted with him, when he was a senator from No: Carolina in the senate of the United States, He is now one of the supreme Judges of the state.
I am with due respect / Sir / yr most obt. Sert—
MHi: Adams Papers.