Lot 2: Third-person ADS, one page, 6 x 3.75, December 22, 1763. Receipt for a payment signed within the text by Adams. In full: "Rec'd of John Adams Four Pounds Twelve Shillings of lawful Money, in Part for an Action commenced in favour of Captn. Thatcher vs Elijah Beldus." Signed at the conclusion by the recipient, Jonathan Webb. A note penned below by Adams's eldest son, Charles Francis Adams, reads: "All but the signature in the hand writing of John Adams. C. F. A." Affixed to a slightly larger sheet and mounted, double-matted, and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 15.5 x 21.5. In very good condition, with repaired separations to intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through the first letter of Adams's name, and scattered foxing and soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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