John Adams free franked envelope signature and portrait lithograph, 2 items total. 1st item: John Adams signed free franked envelope as 1st Vice President of the United States (April 21, 1789-March 4, 1797) addressed to his son Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832), Cambridge, MA, dated June 10, 1790. Address and date in writing probably by a secretary or local postmaster with "1790" written en verso. 3 3/4" H x 4 7/8" W. 2nd item: Lithograph depicting a portrait of John Adams, lithographed by Peter S. Duval (Pennsylvania/France, b. 1800), Philadelphia, after an image by Albert Newsam (Ohio/Delaware, 1809-1864). Includes a facsimile of Adams' signature below image. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Framed – 9 1/2" H x 7" W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in his family from Charles Harrod Boyd, grandson of Charles Harrod (1787-1870). Charles Harrod was the brother of Ann (Anna) Frances Harrod Adams (wife of Thomas Boylston Adams, 1772-1832, the son of President John Adams). Note: Charles H. Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children, including Julia Wingate Boyd, who married Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, a direct descendant of John Marshall (1755-1835). John Marshall was the Fourth Chief Justice of the United States and also served as Secretary of State under John Adams (1800-1801). CONDITION: 1st item: Adams signature in strong, clear condition. Scattered foxing spots, largest 1/8", and pinprick holes surface of sheet (does not affect signature). 2nd item: Foxing spots, largest 1/8", surface of print. Not examined outside of frame.
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