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Margaret Stephens Smith to John Adams

8 Mar. 1797

you will I prisume my dear Sir excuse the intrusion of the preceeding letter when I assure you it was wrote by my desire to endeavor if possible, through your Sympathetic tenderness, to lay a foundation for a decent Subsistence for a favorite daughter with three Children; MrClarksons difidence, not having the honor of a personal acquaintance with you, prevents his applying himself: his attention and Assiduity to business, through the Winter; has given great satisfaction. Enclos’d is a letter from Mr Wilks, if more is necessary I will send them.

Accept my most Cordial congatulations, upon your merited Advancement; that the Unerring Ruler of the Universe, may endue you \with/ wisdom, to guide in safety, our tottering Priviliges to stability, and permanent peace; is the Sincear Wish of your (too greatly Agitated) friend

Margaret Smith

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