Adams Papers

To John Adams from Richard Stanford, 18 February 1801

Chamber of the H.R. U.S. Feb. 18—1801


Permit me to say that I consider Saml. Johnston, Esq. of N. C. at present a circuit judge of the State, an eligible character to fill the like office under our newly organized Federal system—

That State has, indeed, at various times of his life made <th> him the object of its first honours, &, so far as I have understood, he has always acquitted himself with general approbation.

If then, Sir, these considerations shall tend to recommend him to your confidence upon this occasion I shall feel myself gratified as a Representative from the State, at having submitted them.

I am, Sir, with the greatest / respect Yr. hble. Sert.

R. Stanford

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