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    Secretary of State John Quincy Adams forwards the appointment of the Director the U.S. Mint

    John Quincy Adams Letter Signed as Secretary of State. One page with integral blank, 8" x 10", "Department of State / Washington 21st February 1825." Addressed to "Samuel Moore, Esquire, Director of the Mint of the United States." In full:

    "Sir, The President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, having appointed you Director of the Mint of the United States, I have the honour of forwarding herewith your Commission of which you will please to acknowledge the receipt. I am Very Respectfully Sir, Your Obedt Servt. [signed] John Quincy Adams."

    President James Monroe appointed Moore Director of the U.S. Mint on July 15, 1824. It is unclear why it took seven months to issue the formal commission. Document is moderately age toned with dampstains along lower edge. Small area of paper loss at upper right corner of first page and at upper edge of integral blank. Bold signature.

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