Lot 133 of 419:
MS. biography of John Adams by William Willis  

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Title:
Manuscript of a biographical sketch of John Adams done for the National Intelligencer

Author:
Willis, William

Place:
Monroe County, Virginia

Publisher:

Date:
1840

Description:
8 pp., in ink, the leaves mounted on leaves from an album, and on the versos are mounted engraved portraits and other matter. Laudatory biography of John Adams, "a Patriot, who was a co-labourer with Thomas Jefferson, in effecting the Declaration of Independence of our Country, by Congress, on the 4th of July, 1776..." He concludes, "no one except Washington contributed more to give us a Country, and to establish our liberties than John Adams. The writer of this was a soldier of the Revolution; he is now upwards of eighty years of age, and has often been afflicted by the ungrateful treatment Mr. Adams received from some of his countrymen..." Signed by Willis at the end.

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Condition:
Some browning to the paper; very good.


 
Item number:
202773
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