Returning Originals of Forwarded Correspondence

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Date October 17, 1797
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Adams writes to enclose all the originals of letters McHenry had sent to him, that McHenry may have them for his records. Expresses concern over McHenry's health.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords records; ;
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[New york ?] Octob 17th 1797
Dear Sir
I received two days ago your
Letter of the 24th of Sept with Inclosures
I am very sorry to learn your
health has been interrupted and heartily hope it is
fully restored
I return with this all the papers
I have received from you to this time I have
read them but find nothing which requires any par-
ticular observations from me. My sentiments are
in concord with yours and I pray you to con.
tinue to direct the business as you have done
and as you judge necessary till I shall have
the pleasure to see you
I know not what answer
can be given to the petitioners from Pe[undecipherable] it
is too late to revoke the orders complained of if
that were proper
With great esteem
Your humble Servant
John Adams
Mr McHenry
Secretary at War