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Docno: ADMS-06-03-02-0059

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Tudor, William
Date: 1775-07-28

To William Tudor

[salute] Dear Sir

Mr. Lux, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Smith, with Mr. Cary, all from Baltimore, are bound as Voluntiers to the Camp. Beg the Favour of you, to treat them complaisantly and show them all you can consistently with the Labours of your honourable tho troublesome office.
Shall endeavour to get you a Commission this day, and Such an appointment that you will not be a Looser at the Years End. I hope to get you a Clerk, that you may have some Leisure to write me Annals and Chronicles. For Chronicles I will have, of your Army, at all Hazards.
Make my Compliments acceptable to the Generals to Coll. Reed and Major Mifflin &c.
Is it practicable to lock up Boston Harbour and how can it be done. What Islands, can be fortified? Can Row Gallies be built, or floating Batteries? This city is building a Number. Dr. Franklin is Postmaster. Some Powder is arrived, more expected.
[signed] J. Adams
RC (MHi:Tudor Papers); addressed: “To William Tudor Esqr Judge-Advocate to the American Army Cambridge favoured by Mr Lux”; docketed: “July 28th. 1775.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.