Lot #1001
John Adams Autograph Document Signed

John Adams pens a pair of legal documents at the start of the Revolution

Estimate: $7500+

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John Adams pens a pair of legal documents at the start of the Revolution

Boldly penned pair of legal documents written in the hand of John Adams, who signs the earlier example within the text, “John Adams,” two pages, 6 x 3.5 and 3 x 3.75, with the first accomplished at Braintree on April 16, 1765, and reading: "For Value rec'd I promise to pay John Adams or his order, Nine Pounds Three Shillings and Nine Pence of lawful Money on Demand, with Interest, Witness, my Hand, Test." The document is countersigned by Isaac Tirrell and Rachel Marsh, a nanny and general ladies' maid in the home of John and Abigail Adams just prior to the Revolution. The second unsigned document relates to a case between Joseph Blake, Jr., and Samuel Stoddard, held at the Suffolk Inferior Court in April 1766, which finds Adams amassing a legal fee to the sum of £2.1.6. The sheet is countersigned by two others in the lower left. Archivally mounted, matted, and framed together to an overall size of 17.25 x 10.75. In overall fine condition, with a few light stains.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 07, 2022

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