1 page with integral blank, oblong 4to, small loss at upper-right corner not affecting text. Written near the end of Adams' single term as President, the letter relates to Georgia's share of the Yazoo claims, which had been assumed by the government. Wirt, Adams' Attorney-General was also the biographer of Patrick Henry: "The papers herewith enclosed [not present] are referred to the Attorney-General of the United States for his opinion and advice. His attention being particularly desired to the reasoning of the legislation of Georgia and of the Delegation on Congress from that State on behalf of indemnity for property destroyed for the increase of living property and for interest. List of papers enclosed. [In another hand]: 1. Letter from R. H. Wilde enclosing argument of Delegation in Congress; 2. Memorial of the Legislature of Georgia; 3. List of rejected claims; 4. Recapitulation of claims." " /> ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, <I>President</I>. Autograph letter signed ("J.Q. Adams") as President, TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM WIRT, Washington D.C., 5 July 1828. <I>1 page with integral blank, oblong 4to, small loss at upper-right corner not affecting text</I>. Written near the end of Adams' single term as President, the letter relates to Georgia's share of the Yazoo claims, which had been assumed by the government. Wirt, Adams' Attorney-General was also the biographer of Patrick Henry: "The papers herewith enclosed [not present] are referred to the Attorney-General of the United States for his opinion and advice. His attention being particularly desired to the reasoning of the legislation of Georgia and of the Delegation on Congress from that State on behalf of indemnity for property <I>destroyed</I> for the <I>increase</I> of living property and for <I>interest</I>. List of papers enclosed. [In another hand]: 1. Letter from R. H. Wilde enclosing argument of Delegation in Congress; 2. Memorial of the Legislature of Georgia; 3. List of rejected claims; 4. Recapitulation of claims." | Christie's