Sale 17BP01 | Lot 142

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Autograph letter signed to his nephew Lieutenant Thomas B. Adams.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

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Lot 142
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY Autograph letter signed to his nephew Lieutenant Thomas B. Adams.
Washington: 1 July 1834. One page autograph letter signed "J.Q. Adams" on one sheet, the letter addressed to Adams at Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburgh. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (24.5 x 19.5 cm); framed. Usual folds, an old dampstain at bottom right affects signature, the text otherwise quite dark, small loss and a few tears at lower center touching some words but mostly in margin, these possibly repaired on the verso, not examined out of frame.
In this nineteen line letter, Adams writes to the son of his brother Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832), finally locating him the Allegheny Arsenal: "I have forwarded to you copies of the three bills reported by Mr. Horace Everett from the Committee on Indian Affairs. The first and second of them passed, perhaps with slight amendements. The Western Territory Bill was laid on the table..."


Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

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