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    [John Quincy Adams] Naval General Order Death Announcement. One page with blank integral, 8" x 10", n.p., February 24, 1848. Headed "General Order / Navy Department." Issued by John Young Mason as Secretary of the Navy announcing the death of John Quincy Adams.

    In part: "The President of the United States, with deep regret, announces to the Navy and to the Marine Corps, the death of John Quincy Adams, our eminent and venerated fellow-citizen. While occupying his seat as a member of the House of Representatives, on the 21st Instant, he was suddenly prostrated by disease, and on the 23rd expired, without having been removed from the Capitol... From sympathy with his relatives and the American People for his loss, and from respect for his distinguished public services, the President orders that funeral honors shall be paid to his memory at each of the Navy Yards and Naval Stations, and on board all the public vessels in commission, by firing twenty-one minute guns, beginning at 12 o'clock, M., on the day after this communication is received, by carrying their flags half-mast for one week, and by the Officers wearing crepe on the left arm for six months." Signed in print "J. Y. Mason." Mason served as Secretary of the Navy from March 1844 to March 1845, and again from September 1846 to March 1849. Two horizontal folds, otherwise very clean.

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