Very desirable free-franked address panel, 4.75 x 3.5, addressed and dated in another hand, "Quincy, M., July 15th, Mrs. Elizabeth Peabody, Atkinson, New Hampshire," and franked by the elderly statesman, "J. Adams," who adds "Free" to the upper right. Archivally matted and framed with an engraving of Adams to an overall size of 12.5 x 19.75. In fine condition, with light toning along the central vertical fold. Elizabeth Peabody was the sister of Abigail Adams, the second first lady of the United States and the wife and closest advisor of John Adams.
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