Request for Information on Pertinent to Congress, Especially Regarding Sickness in Philadelphia

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: John Adams Correspondence (no image)
PublicationAutograph Letters of Washington, J. Adams, Hamilton, and Lafayette. Presented to the Southern Relief Association. Baltimore: S.S. Mills & Co., 1866. (no image)
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Date October 15, 1797
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: East Chester
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Informs McHenry that the Adams family will be at either East Chester or New York until the next meeting of Congress; tells McHenry how to address letters so they will reach him. Asks McHenry to inform him of any issues he thinks should be brought up at the next meeting of Congress, especially of the state of the current sickness in Philadelphia, as Adams is anxious to safeguard the health of the members.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes same as LCC08 (text version). 3 COLLECTIONS: two with photocopy images, and one without images. Multiple copies of the document exist; these listed under separate collections below.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams;
Related Places East Chester; New York; Philadelphia; ;
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To Mr. McHenry October 15th 1797

East Chester 20 miles from New York
October 15th 1797
Dear Sir
I arrived, with my Family at this Place four
days ago and propose to remain here and and at New York,
till the Meeting of Congress. Letters addressed to the Care of
Charles Adams Esqr. Counsellor at Law in New York, will
soon find me.
I pray you to commit to Writing Such Things
as you judge necessary to be communicated or recommended to
Congress at the opening of the Session, and convey them to me, as
early as possible. And to give me your Opinion,
whether the Prevalent Sickness in Philadelphia, is so
dangerous to the lives or health of the Members as to make
it necessary to convene them at any other Place.

With great regard I am Dear Sir
Your most obedient
John Adams