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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS(1767-1848) Sixth President of the United States, Secretary of State under Monroe who principally formulated the Monroe Doctrine. Good association A.L.S. "Mr. Adams" in the third person, 1p. 8vo., May 21 [n.p., n.d.], to Philadelphia lawyer Edward S. Burd, nephew of Aaron Burr. In full: "Mr. Adams presents his respects to Mr. Burd and regrets that a previous engagement to dinner on Saturday next deprives him of the pleasure of accepting his kind invitation". With integral address leaf addressed to Burd in Adam's hand. Fine.
Estimate $ 400-600

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