John Quincy Adams, Signature on An Oration Addressed to the Citizens of the Town of Quincy…pamphlet
John Quincy Adams Signs His 4th of July Address
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John Quincy Adams signs An Oration Addressed to the Citizens of Quincy. Inscribed to American missionary, John Sargeant.
John Sergeant (1710 – 1749) was an American missionary in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, who converted many of the Mohicans to Christianity. Sergeant’s meeting with Chief Konkapot has the distinction of being the subject of a painting by fellow Stockbridge resident, Norman Rockwell.
Rev. Sergeant, a graduate of Yale, became an ordained Puritan minister. He helped establish a day school at what became Stockbridge.
A fine association, Adams undoubtedly knowing Sergeant well.
The inscription remains quite bold, though a dark stain on the cover covers Sergeant’s name; fr. wrap. w/ lt. chp. and stains; two small holes; inside clean. A nice chance to acquire one of Adams’ own Addresses signed.
Adams, John Quincy (6th President) AN ORATION ADDRESSED TO THE CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF QUINCY, ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1831…. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook. 1831. 1st; original wrappers; 40p.; bound in boards for protection. SIGNED on ft. wrap.: “John Sargeant Esqr. / from his friend / J. Q. Adams.”