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240 lots

September 26, 1996

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

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Lot 1: Adams, John. Autograph Document Signed in the body, " Recd of John Adams Four Pounds twelve shillings of lawful money, in pmt for an action commenced in favor of Captn Thatcher & Elijah Beldus." Signed by Jonathan Webb. 1 page, oblong 8vo. Folds;

Description: Adams, John. Autograph Document Signed in the body, " Recd of John Adams Four Pounds twelve shillings of lawful money, in pmt for an action commenced in favor of Captn Thatcher & Elijah Beldus." Signed by Jonathan Webb. 1 page, oblong 8vo. Folds; minor repairs; backed. Braintree, 22 December 1763 [E1500/2000] Beneath Webb's signature is a statement of authentication by Adams's grandson, Charles Francis Adams: "All but the signature in the hand writing of John Adams. C. F A.'

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Lot 2: - Adams, John Quincy. Autograph Letter Signed "J. Q. Adams,' to John M. Krum and B. M. Hart, responding to inquiries as to how the House of Representatives goes about adopting resolutions. 2 pages on one sheet, 8.125 x 8.75in inches; unobtrusive

Description: - Adams, John Quincy. Autograph Letter Signed "J. Q. Adams,' to John M. Krum and B. M. Hart, responding to inquiries as to how the House of Representatives goes about adopting resolutions. 2 pages on one sheet, 8.125 x 8.75in inches; unobtrusive folds; inner margin worn, likely from previous mount. Washington, 18 January 1838 [E1500/2500] After losing the presidency to arch rival Andrew Jackson in 1828 Adams ran for Congress in 1830, where he stayed till his fatal collapse on the floor of the House in 1848 In 1834 pro-slavery factions passed a gag order on all anti-slavery petitions Adams fiercely opposed the order and tried constantly to get around it. Therefore he knew by heart the intricacies of House practice, some of which he describes here. In part.. 'The Chairman had no order from the Committee to report the adopted Resolutions; but he reported them of course, because they had been adopted ... Perhaps in strictness the motion for the Committee to rise should have added and report the adopted Resolutions. But in the order to rise, that of reporting what had been done was implied in the Chairtnan's duty.'

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Lot 3: Adams, John Quincy. Letter Signed, enclosing a copy of his speech on Lafayette. 1/2 page, 4to. Boston, 26 November 1845 [E1,000/1,500] Conformably to your request I enclose here with a Copy of my Oration on the life and character of La Fayette of

Description: Adams, John Quincy. Letter Signed, enclosing a copy of his speech on Lafayette. 1/2 page, 4to. Boston, 26 November 1845 [E1,000/1,500] Conformably to your request I enclose here with a Copy of my Oration on the life and character of La Fayette of which I ask your acceptance The Lecture on the War between Great Britain and China, was published surreptitiously and against my consent in a British newspaper immediately after it was delivered, it was thence copied. Adams, still a Congressman three years before his death, enjoyed a fame and respect unlike any contemporary's.

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Lot 4: * Arthur, Chester A. Partly-printed Document Signed as Collector of the Port of New York, recording "the distributive shares of seizure No. 1047" split among the Collector, Surveyor and Naval Officer, each of whom has signed opposite his name. 1

Description: * Arthur, Chester A. Partly-printed Document Signed as Collector of the Port of New York, recording "the distributive shares of seizure No. 1047" split among the Collector, Surveyor and Naval Officer, each of whom has signed opposite his name. 1 page, tall 8vo; split along sharp center fold. Customs House, New York, May 1875 [E200/300]

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Lot 5: Buchanan, James. Autograph Letter Signed to David Mann Esq., asking to be paid "liberal compensation" for his work in the case of the Commonwealth v. Aurand, "as the amount in dispute was considerable and the principles involved in the decision were

Description: Buchanan, James. Autograph Letter Signed to David Mann Esq., asking to be paid "liberal compensation" for his work in the case of the Commonwealth v. Aurand, "as the amount in dispute was considerable and the principles involved in the decision were important." Diplomatically, Buchanan leaves "the fee to [Mann's] discretion ... [adjusting] it in reference to the practice of your office in similar cases." 1 page, oblong 8vo. Lancaster, 26 August 1829 [E400/600]

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