Adams Papers

To John Adams from Caleb Loring, 26 April 1811

Boston April 26. 1811

Respected Sir

Having our Ship the Hugh Johnston, William Johnston Master, now bound for St. Petersburgh with a Cargo of considerable value, we take the liberty of requesting of You the Honor of a letter to Your Son the Honble John Quincy Adams, stating to Him Your confidence of the Neutrality of said Ship & Cargo; this vessel is consigned to Mr Joseph Austen a Citizen of Boston as Super Cargo, He has already taken passage in a Brig belonging to us, & expects to meet this ship at St Petersburgh.—

We pray You Sir to excuse the Liberty we take in troubling You with this request, & plead the very critical state of our Commerce in Europe as an excuse.—

With Sentiments of the highest respect / We are Your obedient Servants—

Loring & Curtis

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