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RR Auction: Rare Manuscript, Document, and Autograph Auction

by RR Auction


1,618 lots | 1592 with images

April 17, 2013

5 Route 101A, Suite 5

Amherst, NH, 03031 USA

Phone: +1 (603) 732-4280

Fax: +1 (603) 732-4288

Email: Bobby.Eaton@RRAuction.com

John Quincy Adams and Cabinet

Lot 1: John Quincy Adams and Cabinet

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Description: Partly-printed vellum DS as president, signed "J. Q. Adams," one page, 15.5 x 9, April 1, 1826. President Adams grants Cornelius Davis a parcel of land "offered for sale at Detroit, Michigan containing eighty acres." Document retains complete white paper seal to the lower left. In very good condition, with two vertical storage folds, overall wrinkling, light scattered foxing and soiling, and scattered mounting remnants to the front, affecting some of the main text. Adams's signature remains unusually bold. Accompanied by six letters and slips, each signed by a member of his cabinet. Signers are: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Richard Rush (2), Samuel L. Southard, and James Barbour. In overall very good to fine condition, with various folds, toning, soiling, and pencil notations.

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John Quincy Adams

Lot 2: John Quincy Adams

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Description: Partly-printed DS, signed "J. Q. Adams," one page, 7.75 x 9.5, November 11, 1819. Adams, as secretary of state, certifying "the annexed is a true copy of a patent granted to Osborn Parsons for...the rectification of Spirits, dated the 23 day of June, 1808." Signed at the conclusion by Adams. Affixed to the document is a portion of the true copy of the patent, 8.5 x 16, with secretarial signatures of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, as well as Parsons's handwritten explanation of the improvement. In very good condition, with a couple of edge tears, some scattered creases, and a few light spots. The white wafer seal is crisp and intact.

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John Quincy Adams

Lot 3: John Quincy Adams

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Description: Full hand-addressed free frank, measuring 9.5 x 8 unfolded, with panel measuring 5.25 x 3, addressed by Adams to "Langdon Cheves, Esq., Philadelphia," and franked in the upper right, "Department of State, J. Q. Adams." Also bears a "Free" stamp and May 7, [1819], postmark. A central fold passing through the address, show-through from faded writing to reverse, and expected paper loss to upper and lower panels where seal was once affixed, otherwise fine condition. Cheves had served as a congressman from South Carolina and speaker of the house from 1814 to 1815, and at the time was president of the Bank of the United States.

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James Buchanan

Lot 4: James Buchanan

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Description: Ink signature, "James Buchanan, Wheatland, 26 March 1861," on an off-white 3.25 x 1 slip. Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Wheatland was the name of Buchanan's beloved home in Pennsylvania, and he signed this shortly after Abraham Lincoln replaced him as president on March 4, 1861. He is known to have said to the incoming president, 'If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man.'

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James Buchanan

Lot 5: James Buchanan

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Description: LS, one page both sides, 8 x 10, May 11, 1846. Letter to Representative Josiah Grinnell. In part: "I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter...relative to the claim of Captain Eliphalet Robbins. The accompanying extract from a note of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Granada to Mr. Bidlock...contains the latest information upon the subject in the possession of this Department." Separation along hinge to blank second integral page, and a few small separations along horizontal mailing folds, otherwise fine condition. The recipient of this letter, Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, was a Congressman from Iowa who famously claimed to be the person that Horace Greeley first advised: 'Go West, young man, go West.'

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