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ADAMS, John Quincy. (1767-1848). Autograph letter signed ("J. Q. Adams"), as Massachusetts State Senator, TO HIS FATHER JOHN ADAMS, Boston, 4 April 1802. 1½ pages, 4to, with autograph address panel and John Adams's docket in the top right corner; neatly tipped to another sheet.
ADAMS, John Quincy. (1767-1848). Autograph letter signed ("J. Q. Adams"), as Massachusetts State Senator, TO HIS FATHER JOHN ADAMS, Boston, 4 April 1802. 1½ pages, 4to, with autograph address panel and John Adams's docket in the top right corner; neatly tipped to another sheet.

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ADAMS, John Quincy. (1767-1848). Autograph letter signed ("J. Q. Adams"), as Massachusetts State Senator, TO HIS FATHER JOHN ADAMS, Boston, 4 April 1802. 1½ pages, 4to, with autograph address panel and John Adams's docket in the top right corner; neatly tipped to another sheet.

YOUNG JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WRITES HIS FATHER ABOUT A LEGAL MATTER, FAMILY FINANCES, AND ONE OF JOHN ADAMS'S PAST CASES. "...Mr. Bourne, Chief Justice of our Court of Common pleas, considers it material to him in a Cause pending in the Circuit Court, which is this week to sit here, to have proof that in the year 1777, you argued a Cause, with Mr. Lowell, for Col.l Duane at Portsmouth in New Hampshire, before judge Bracket. He thinks that if you will send a written certificate to that effect, it will be admitted by consent, as competent evidence, instead of your personal appearance in Court. He desired me therefore to request of you such a certificate, and that you would have the goodness to send it to me at any time between this and next Friday when the Session of the Court will commence."

The younger Adams also reports to his father about some family financial affairs. A letter to a Dutch banker ("Messrs. Willink of Amsterdam") about transferring some of john Adams's money to London, had not been received in Amsterdam. "This circumstance, though somewhat untoward, is less important than it would be were the exchange upon London now favourable for drawing..." A fine association of these two once and future Presidents.

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