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lot # 3290 - united states postal history Stampless Covers - Free Franks

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021 10:00 America/New_York
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John Quincy Adams (1767-1848; 6th President of the United States), free frank "Department of State, J.Q. Adams" as Secretary of State on folded cover to Joseph Hopkinson in Bordentown, NJ, partial June Washington, DC date stamp, matching "Free" handstamp, small edge tear at top, Very Fine signature and cover, ex-Richard GrahamrnJohn Quincy Adams, son of the 2nd President, was one of America's most important and influential public servants over a career of almost 70 years of public service and it is suggested that he had the highest IQ of any US President. There are few areas in which Adams did not contribute in the Executive or Legislative branches of the government - Chief Executive, ambassador and foreign envoy (negotiated the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812), member of the Senate and House of Representatives. He suffered a stroke on the floor of the House and died two days later in the Capitol building.rnThe addressee, Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842), was a US Representative from Pennsylvania (1815-19) and a US District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Sale 3054: Session 3 - United States Stamps and Covers

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