Approval of Correspondence with Wilkinson

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Date September 1, 1797
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary John Adams approves James McHenry's correspondence to General Wilkinson.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; General Wilkinson; ;
Related Places Quincy;
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Answer
to Col. McHenry
Sept. 1. 1797
from John Adams
Quincy September 1 1797
Dear Sir
I have received your two Letters of August 25th.
and have read their Inclosures with Attention.
Your letter to General Wilkinson of July 21. July 25. August 11. and August 25.th
appear to me to be all well weighed, and prudently
and judiciously written. I have considered with
them with much Satisfaction and they have my
entire approbation.

Quincy Sept 1. 1797
Dear Sir
I have received your two letters of
Aug 25th I have read their inclosures with attention.
Your letters to Gen Wilkinson of Jul 21st.25th.
Aug 11.& 25th appear to me all weighted & prudently
& judiciously written I have considered them with
much satisfaction & they have my entire approbation.
I return all the inclosures with this letter. I
think you are in the right to remove your family
from danger of the epidemick fever & advise you to
expose yourself as little as possible. With high esteem
I am, Sir, your most obedient &c.
John Adams
Col McHenry
Secry at War