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    John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed "J. Q. Adams." One page, 7.25" x 8.75" (sight), Providence [Rhode Island], October 3, 1803. Adams was serving his first term as U.S. Senator for the state of Massachusetts when he penned this short letter to his brother, Thomas Boylston Adams, regarding his current progress on a trip north to see him, in part: "The day before yesterday we came from Quincy to this place, and are now about to embark in the Packet Cordelia . . . for Powles Hook [New Jersey]. But we have a dead calm, and doubt whether we shall this day reach Newport; I hope however that by allowing a week to get as far as Powles Hook, we are indulgent enough to the humours of Wind & Water and you may expect us at Trenton, or Bristol, or Frankfort, from the 10th to the 12th if not earlier." Usual folds, else fine. Matted with a hand-colored, engraved portrait of Adams and framed to an overall size of 19.5" x 13.5".

    Thomas B. Adams was the youngest brother of John Quincy Adams. Years before (1794-1798), the younger Adams acted as secretary to John Quincy while the latter was U.S. minister to the Netherlands and Prussia. He later served in the Massachusetts legislature.


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