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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Oliver Wolcott Jr. re: distributing Stone facsimile of the Declaration

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01728 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington Type: Letter signed Date: 30 June 1824 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Partly printed circular letter signed as Secretary of State written to the Governor of Connecticut, with printed resolution on page 3 directing distribution of copies of the (W. J. Stone) facsimile of the Declaration, and other documents. A note at bottom of page 1 reads: "Two of these are for the Colleges of the State." The circular is accompanied by a separate small folio sheet printing of the resolution.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Declaration of Independence, Government and Civics, Printing, Education Revolutionary War

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform