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State Department Preparation for State of the Union Address

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 30, 1797
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Trenton
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Confirms that he is forwarding some of Adams' correspondence to its recipients; also informs Adams that he is preparing "business to lay before Congress," presumably material for Adams' state of the union address.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in Pinckney to Adams, 10/22/1797.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Timothy Pickering; Congress; ;
Related Places Trenton; ;
Keywords State of the Union address; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Trenton Oct. 30 1797


By yesterday morning's mail I received two letters, superscribed by you, one addressed to the Rev'd Stephen Peabody, at Atkinson, N. Hampshire, which is inclosed, the other to your son Charles, which I now send to him.

According to your directions, I am preparing the papers and business which I imagine you may think proper to lay before Congress.

I have the honor to be
with great respect,
Sir, your most obt. Servt.

Timothy Pickering

The President of the U States