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John Adams to Charles Adams

13 Apr. 1797

Sir Philadelphia Apl. 13th 1797—

I have this day been obliged to take a serious and painful measure in the removal of the Collector of Newyork, and I wish you to give me your opinion concerning a Successor—The office is important and lucrative, Walker has been named to me, What think you of him?

I must and will have a good Federalist, one who will not prostitute his office, to a Foreign faction, or a domestic one,

I am &ca

John Adams—

LbC (MHi: Adams Papers).
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