Lot 5010: ALS as president signed "J. Q. Adams," one page, 7.75 x 9.75, August 13, 1827. Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush, forwarding three presidential documents and two letters, "Herewith are enclosed. Commission to Francis Armistead as Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of East River, signed. Commission to John Henry Owen as Receiver of Public Monies for the District of St. Stephens, signed. Memorial of David Laidley, Master of the British Barque Mary Anne, with order for remission of the penalties, signed. Letter from W. Janus to you—31. July 1827. Letter from John B. Hagard to G. Graham, 14. July 1827." Adams continues, in full: "My journey from Washington was rendered somewhat tedious by the excessive heat of the weather, and the dust of the Roads at the Land Passages—The heat by day has scarcely abated since my arrival here—But we have cool nights, and I find the Sea–breeze has not lost its refreshing properties for me. Present my friendly respect to the Members of the Administration and other friends with you, and accept them from your faithful friend." Docketing on reverse in another hand. In fine condition, with offsetting due to its previously folded state.
Ex. Charles Hamilton, May 8,1975; sale 87, lot 9.
RR Auction's Presidential Collection of Everett Fisher Auction 472
Thursday, 17th March 2016
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