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    John Quincy Adams, Partially Printed Document Signed "J. Q. Adams" as president. One page, 15.75" x 9.75" (sight size), June 5, 1828, on vellum. George Graham, Commissioner of the General Land Office, countersigned the document, a land grant to William Shores of Huntsville, Alabama. Graham served as acting secretary of war, 1815-18. He was later sent on a perilous mission to Galveston Island, Texas, to persuade General Charles Lallemande, the chief of artillery in Napoleon's army, to abandon a colony the French had established with 600 armed settlers. Graham served as a commissioner of the Land Office from 1823 until his death in 1830. Framed with an engraving of Adams, 29.5" x 17.25" (overall). Folds, else fine.

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