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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS ~~ REGRETS HE CAN NOT HELP WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE US COUNSUL TO BORDEAUX
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. (1767-1848). Sixth President of the United States(1825-9); Secretary of State; diplomat and lawyer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John Quincy Adams”, while serving as Minister to Prussia, in his father’s [John Adams’] administration. One fairly full page, quarto. Berlin, May 31, 1800.
CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT STATES: “I LIKE MR. [HENRY CABOT] LODGE MUCH BETTER AS A LITERARY MAN AND HISTORIAN THAN IN OTHER FIELDS.”
TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. (1857-1930). 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930); the only person to have served in both of these offices. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed “Wm H Taft”, on imprinted Supreme Court stationary, just two months after being appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. September 15, 1921.