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    John Quincy Adams Autograph Letter Signed as President "J. Q. Adams", one page, Washington, July 27, 1827, written to Robert Walsh, the founder and editor of the Philadelphia National Gazette. In this letter, Adams apologizes for failing "to furnish by the time that I had contemplated the paper which I was preparing at your request." He blames the failure on a lack of time and his health "which has been and yet is not good, the debilitating effect of the season. . . " Hoping to find relief, he plans a trip the next week "to seek more breathable air in my native atmosphere, where if I can find leisure, I may yet get through in time for your publication, or if I can see you Wednesday Evening 1 August when I hope to be in Philadelphia, I will put my manuscript as it is, in your hands, and it may be used as material for an article by yourself or someone else." Adams, though, wants to keep his upcoming trip to Philadelphia a secret: "I pray you not to mention to anyone my intention of passing the night Wednesday at Philadelphia, for I might proceed the next morning to New York." Some dark spots exist, but this letter remains attractive and in fine condition.


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