Lot 3: John Quincy Adams Brings War of 1812 Destitute Seaman back to the US

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2016-03-30 16:24:05

Lot 3

Important and fascinating letter to Thomas Aspinwall, Esq. , Consul U. S. London, regarding purchases and payments, and the return to the United States of the destitute American seamen. Adams sends 1200 pounds sterling to pay for their transport back to the US. Letter in full” Thomas Aspinwall Esq Consul of the Us London,13 Graven street 10 Jan 1816Dear Sir. Conformably to the request in your letter of yesterday. I now enclose and order upon Mrs Baring Brothers and Co for 1200 pdsSterling to pay for the passage to the United States of the seaman which you have contacted and am with much respect,Dear Sir, your humble and Obed. t Serv. tJohn Quincy Adams

Estimate: $2500-3000

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