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Abigail Adams to Francis Dana

Jun. 1797

dear sir June 1797

I received your Letter of [. . .] I had not forgotten to do your message to the President and Mr Hobbys name stands on the List of canditates. his commission for Marshal is again to be renewed, and the President will mention him to the Secretary of State the Treasury to whom congress have given the appointment of Stamp officers. I am Authorized by the President to assure you Sir, that not the least unfavourable impression was made upon his mind by your declining His the appointment. He was no stranger to your sufferings at Sea, nor to your present State of Health. thought the Nomination due to your former Services and that the appointment would be acceptable to the people tho he had his doubts with respect to your acceptance \at the time/ knowing your suffrings at Sea & the present delicate state of your Health.

Be so good as to present my respectfull regards to Mrs Dana from Your Friend and Humble / Servant

A Adams

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