Fine autographed letter signed
Autographed Letter Signed as U.S. Representative “J.Q. Adams”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.0 inch, with blank integral leaf. Washington, 1836 February 20. To Anthony Collamore, Esq., regarding the pension claim of a widow. In full: "The papers in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Gundeway have been returned to me from the War Department with the enclosed Letter (not present) from the Commissioner of Pensions whence I regret to perceive that the claim is considered as inadmissible. I enclose also conformably to your desire three printed blanks being the regulations of the County Land Office”. Mailing folds, slightly toned, handling and corner wear, small mounting remnants on verso of integral leaf, else good condition and boldly written and signed. After losing his bid for a second term as President in 1828, Adams was elected to the House of Representatives in 1830, where he served for the rest of his life, fighting tirelessly for the abolition of slavery.