Lot 20: British–born wife of John Quincy Adams who is the only first lady to have been born outside of the United States (1775–1852). Scarce free franked mailing envelope, 3.25 x 2.25, addressed in another hand to her niece, "Miss E. C. Adams, Quincy, Massachusetts," and franked in the upper right, "L. C. Adams." Postmarked at Washington on November 9, . In very good condition. John Quincy Adams had passed away on February 23, 1848, and in March President Polk signed an act granting the franking privilege to his widow. The recipient, Elizabeth Coombs Adams, was the daughter of John Quincy Adams's brother Thomas Boylston Adams. Uncommon in any format, this is the first Louisa Adams free frank we have offered.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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