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    John Adams Document Signed and countersigned by "J. Marshall/ Acting as Secretary of State". One and one-half pages, 10" x 16", City of Washington, March 3, 1801. With this document, Adams appointed "George Gilpin, Esquire. . . with the advice and consent of the Senate. . . a Justice of the Peace for the County of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia." John Adams (1735-1826) served as the second president of the United States from 1797 through March 4, 1801. This document was signed one day before his last day in office. John Marshall served as secretary of state from 1800 through 1801. Contains a white presidential seal in the lower left. Docketed on page two, with another signature of Marshall; page four has some browning along folds. Contains strip of mounting paper affixed to the last page. Some foxing, toning, and folds, but the text and Adams signature are very bold. Fine.

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