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    Thomas Pinckney arranges funding for John Quincy Adams, then serving as Ambassador to the Netherlands

    Thomas Pinckney Autograph Letter Signed as US Ambassador to Great Britain. One page with integral address leaf, 7.75"x 9.25", n.p., May 21, 1796. Addressed to John Quincy Adams, then the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. Evidently, Adams needed funding in order to continue his work, and requested assistance from Pinckney, who was then the US Ambassador to Great Britain. Letter reads in full: "Dear Sir, Messrs Bird, Savage & Bird will furnish you with the money you want on acct. of the Department of State. Truly yours, Thomas Pinckney." Bird, Savage & Bird was a London lending house. Moderately toned with folds and creases. Red wax seal; professionally repaired seal tear.


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    April, 2011
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