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657 lots

November 20, 1999

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

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Lot 1: Adams, John 1735-1826 Autograph Letter Signed, April 11, 1817, one page, 4to, with holograph address leaf. To Compte Marbois attesting to the character of Theodore Lyman of Boston and reminiscing about recipient and Marquis de Lafayette. Full text:

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Description: Adams, John 1735-1826 Autograph Letter Signed, April 11, 1817, one page, 4to, with holograph address leaf. To Compte Marbois attesting to the character of Theodore Lyman of Boston and reminiscing about recipient and Marquis de Lafayette. Full text: "Dear Sir, a young gentleman of studious and inquisitive character, as well as respectable parentage and connections in Boston, Mr. Theodore Lyman, Jr. has requested a letter from me to some gentleman in France to whom he may appeal to show that he is no idle or mischievous adventurer. More than one-third advanced in my seventeenth lustre, I have lost all my friends and acquaintances in France, excepting yourself and the Marquis de Lafayette. As I am very desirous that Mr. Lyman should conceive an esteem and affection for France, such as I feel in my own breast, I have ventured to give him this letter hoping for your pardon. The hours of our passage from L'Orient to Boston are dayly recollected with pleasure: and the vicissitudes we have both experienced before and since make the present existence of either of us appear a kind of miracle. With my sincere wishes that you may live to see your country restored to her usual happiness, and that the good understanding between your country and mine may be perpetual, I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant, ( smudge right margin and wax seal loss on address leaf).

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Lot 2: ADAMS, John Quincy 1767-1848 Autograph Note Signed, 16 September 1840 one page, 8vo. To "the fair lady at whose request he has written his name for the prosperity of the inhabitants of Bangor," (very good).

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Description: ADAMS, John Quincy 1767-1848 Autograph Note Signed, 16 September 1840 one page, 8vo. To "the fair lady at whose request he has written his name for the prosperity of the inhabitants of Bangor," (very good).

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Lot 3: ADAMS, John Quincy 1767-1848 Document Signed, 24 May 1828, one page, folio, vellum. Ship's passport for the Brig George Loring Gates Richardson, countersigned by Secretary of State Henry Clay, (small fold tears).

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Description: ADAMS, John Quincy 1767-1848 Document Signed, 24 May 1828, one page, folio, vellum. Ship's passport for the Brig George Loring Gates Richardson, countersigned by Secretary of State Henry Clay, (small fold tears).

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Lot 4: ADAMS, Samuel, (Signer From Massachusetts) 1722-1803 Document Signed, March 31, 1795, as Governor, one page, folio. Commission appointing Samuel Faxon as an Ensign, countersigned by John Avery, with seal intact, docketed verso, (separations along

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Description: ADAMS, Samuel, (Signer From Massachusetts) 1722-1803 Document Signed, March 31, 1795, as Governor, one page, folio. Commission appointing Samuel Faxon as an Ensign, countersigned by John Avery, with seal intact, docketed verso, (separations along folds with losses, not affecting signature of Adams).

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Lot 5: [Americana - 19th Century Vice-Presidents and Cabinet Members] Four Articles: Hamlin, Hannibal (1809-91), Autographed Letter Signed, two pages, 1882, regarding invitation; Colfax, Schuyler 1823-1885), Autographed Letter Signed, one page, 1868,

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Description: [Americana - 19th Century Vice-Presidents and Cabinet Members] Four Articles: Hamlin, Hannibal (1809-91), Autographed Letter Signed, two pages, 1882, regarding invitation; Colfax, Schuyler 1823-1885), Autographed Letter Signed, one page, 1868, introduction letter; Eustis, William, Document Signed, 1809, one page, regarding board payments; Cass, Lewis 1782-1866), Letter Signed, 1858, one page, concerning the rights of its citizens to the Island of Nassau.

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