JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY. ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election,

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JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY.
ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826.
Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election,

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JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY.
ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election, 1 p, 4to, Quincy, MA, November 17, 1824, to Horatio Gates Spafford, with original address leaf containing Adams' franking signature ("J. Adams"), creasing and toning, framed with portrait to 28 x 25 inches.

WITH ADAMS' FRANKING SIGNATURE. The text of this letter is in a secretarial hand, as 90-year-old John Adams was blind by this point, but the former President adds his free frank to the address leaf in a bold, if shaky, hand. Writing to Spafford, publisher of the Gazetteer of the State of New York and The American Magazine, he comments, to the degree he can, on recent elections: "I confess I am pleased with the election of Governor Clinton who has done great honour and immortal service to that state ... As to the termination of the Presidential Election, as famous as we New England people are for guessing, I confess myself utterly incapable of guessing how it will end. I hope it will continue the prosperity of the Nation, and indeed I see not how any President can change it. If my son has not done his duty to you in point of civility I shall feel sorry, but he is oppressed with many cares."
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JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY. ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election,
JOHN ADAMS TO HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD ON HIS SON'S ELECTION TO THE PRESIDENCY. ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Letter Signed Secretarially ("John Adams"), on his son's prospects in the Presidential election,
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