Lot 5: John Quincy Adams handwritten signed letter
10th October 2018
ALS, one page, 8 x 9.75, January 1, 1846. Letter to "Francis O. French, Son of Benjamin B. French, Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States." In full: "With the dawn of new years day I cheerfully comply with your request communicated to me by my respected friend your father for a few lines written by my own hand. Considering the request itself is at once a flattering compliment to me and a proof of generous sentiments in you no more suitable person could present itself for the return of kind wishes and fervent prayers, that a long succession of virtuous, useful and prosperous years, may be the bounties of Providence be lavished on your future life, which ascend to the giver of all good from the heart of your aged friend." In fine condition.
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