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Docno: ADMS-06-05-02-0140

Author: Sargeant, Nathaniel Peaslee
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1777-06-23

From Nathaniel Peaslee Sargeant

[salute] Dear Sr.

My Brother, Mr. Christopher Sargeant, the bearer has occasion to travel to South Carolina, he is a Stranger in almost all places he has to travel 'thrô. He has, a few months past, finished his Studies under our Brother Lowell. I think I can recommend him as an honest trusty person, and one that is a sincere friend to his country. He probably may stand in need of your favour and Patronage. Every kind Office you may do him, which from your general Philanthropy, I know will give you pleasure, will be esteemed a new obligation laid on myself. Am, Sr., with the sincerest respect, your Humble Servt.
[signed] Nathel. Peaslee Sargeant
P.S. Your late Letter to the council of Resignation1 gives me real pain, 'thô such a chance for rising might give others pleasure, Yet I sincerely wish it might be recalled.
1. From the chief justiceship of the superior court, of which Sargeant was a member. See JA to John Avery, with enclosure, 10 Feb. (above).
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, 2014.
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