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    John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed in the Third Person, two pages, front and verso, 6.25" x 4", February 7, 1797, in French. The letter, addressed to the National Assembly of the Batavian Republic (successor of the Republic of the United Netherlands), is written over the names of President George Washington and Secretary of State Timothy Pickering. John Quincy Adams writes in the third person, presenting himself as resident minister of the United States of America to the "great and good friends" of Batave. The letter was written on the eve of John Adams's electoral certification as the nation's second president. John Quincy Adams's father would appoint his minister to Prussia later in 1797 at the suggestion of George Washington. An early example of Adams' holograph. Some weakness along the one horizontal fold, else near fine.

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