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1825 John Quincy Adams Signed Land Grant with Full JSA

Lot Number 1562

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Entitle yourself to this antique presidential signed document. Measuring 15 x 9-1/2”, this nicely preserved vellum land grant remains in excellent condition with bold printed text and a prominent “The United States of America“ header. A little more than a month after taking office, 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams endorsed the sale of seventy-five acres of public lands in Cahaba, Alabama to Joseph Cates on 4/25/1825. Signed as “J.Q. Adams”, the sitting Chief Executive’s signature resonates (“7-8”) potency with deference to fading of the letter “d” in his surname. Countersigned by the Commissioner of the General Land Office George Graham (“5-6”), this ancient record retains its original official seal at bottom left. While the handwritten sections are faded the recorded information is discernable upon close inspection and fortunately the signatures remains the boldest of the written entries. Some weakening of the parchment is evident at top right, however the affected portion is relatively small and the printed/written text and the all-important signatures are unaffected. Full photo LOA from JSA.



 
 
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