Crisply penned ALS as president, one page, 7.75 x 10, October 5, 1798. Letter to Secretary of War James McHenry. In full: "Inclosed are Recommendations of Rufus Graves and Joseph Dunham, from Mr. Freeman, and Letters from themselves requesting appointments in the Army. And some notes of observations made to me verbally and put down on paper at my desire, which you may consider at present and return to me when I meet you again, if ever." In fine condition. During this period, Adams and McHenry were working on building up the American armed forces in anticipation of a war with France. An excellent letter boasting a large, bold signature.
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