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    First Lady Louisa Adams Autograph Letter Signed "Louisa Catherine Adams". One page, 5" x 7.5", Washington D.C., April 22, 1848. The letter, written on black-bordered mourning stationery, reads: "To the Legislature of Pennsylvania Washington 22 April 1848, To express the sense of gratitude which filly my throbbing heart on the reception of the Resolutions passed by your august body, is impossible to one so little trained or skilled in writing. Permit me to hope for your indulgence and to believe that the rich tribute thus offered to the memory of my lamented husband confers an honor imperishable on the Legislature in their praise of a man who was ever found true to his country, to his family and to his religion. Impressed with the honor of the obligation conferred on myself by the sympathy manifested for the bereavement so great to my family, allow me to offer our united grateful thanks, and to subscribe myself with great deference." Her signature is not among the more common first ladies in any form, and this letter must have some of the finest content one could hope for. Fine condition.

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