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Death of Public Purveyor

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
Document Information
Date May 2, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Informs Adams of the death of Tench Francis, Purveyor of Public Supplies; notes that a replacement is needed as soon as possible. Recommends Jonathan Williams as replacement, who is currently acting as provisional purveyor.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Multiple copies of the document exist; these listed under separate collections below.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Tench Francis; Purveyor of Public Supplies; Jonathan Williams; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords vacancy; successor; recommendation; character; provisional; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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