John Quincy Adams Manuscript Letter Signed as Secretary of State

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6th President.  Manuscript letter signed “John Quincy Adams” as Secretary of State under President James Monroe, February 19, 1819, 8×9.75, to “Charles Tait, Esquire/of the Senate of the U. S.,” Adams replies to an earlier letter from Tait regarding the transfer of consuls overseas, in part:

In reference to your letter of yesterday, enclosing one from Judge Charlton of Georgia, which recommends transfer of M. Wambersie, our present consul at Ostend, to the consulate of the United States at Antwerp, I have the honor to inform you that M. David Parish now fills that place. . . . I am, with great respect, sir, your obed. & very humble servant, John Quincy Adams.

In very good condition, two horizontal folds with an old repair, a few small tears along the spine and the edges of the fold lines.