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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to James Mease

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06550 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1822 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 20.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06550 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1822 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 20.4 cm.

Returns a pamphlet on weights and measures (not present) and thanks him for loaning it. Mentions that he is looking forward to sending his own pamphlet on the same subject to Mease.

Mease was a doctor who is best known for his writings, Picture of Philadelphia, and a Geological Account of the United States, 1807, which was among the earliest geological treatises written by an American.

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