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Request That Dexter Discharge Duties as Secretary of Both War & the Treasury

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 24, 1801
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Washington
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Acknowledges receipt of Dexter's acceptance of the office of Secretary of the Treasury, and asks that Dexter continue as Secretary of War for the time being.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Adams; Secretary of the Treasury; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Washington;
Keywords office; request; further arrangements; ;
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Having just received your letter, accepting the office of Secretary of the Treasury it is [undeciperable] that I should authorise & grant you, as I as by this letter, to continue to execute all the functions of Secretary of War, until further arrangements are made in that office.
Samuel Dexter Esqr. Sec of the Treasury
Washington [undecipherable]