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Docno: ADMS-06-08-02-0073

Author: Livingston, Muscoe
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1779-06-17

From Muscoe Livingston

[salute] Dear Sir

Inclos'd is four letters which you was So obliging, as [to] tell Me you would take care of; the Letter for the Governor1 I will be thankfull to you, to deliver him, Should you have an opportunity Soon after your Arrival.
The other three, to be put into the post office. I most Sincerely wish you, a Safe and happy passage to America, and there be the happy instrument of Relieving us, from Much Mischief that Must follow, a continuanc of our preasent planns in this Country.
I have Mentioned to the Governor My intention of Staying here, untill I hear from My Freinds, and that, if any litle thing Should offer, wherein I can Render My Country any Service in this or any other Country that I shall be happy to have the Opportunity, of doing it; Should any thing therefore offer, I will beg leave to Solicit your Friendship Joined to his; and I beg leave to Assure You that it Shall be My Study to Merit your attention.

[salute] I am With Great Respect Dear Sir Your Most Ob H sr

[signed] M Livingston2
1. Possibly a letter to Gov. William Livingston of New Jersey, who forwarded to the congress on 27 Aug. a letter from MuscoƩ Livingston (JCC, 15:1075).
2. On Livingston, see John Bondfield to the Commissioners, 13 Oct. 1778, note 5 (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.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/