Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal purchase of his father's synopsis of the Dictionary for the Library of Congress. John Quincy Adams.

John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis

Autograph Letter, signed, to the son of Noah Webster, concerning his support of the Federal purchase of his father's synopsis of the Dictionary for the Library of Congress.

Quincy [MA]: 11 September 1843.

1 vols. 4to. John Quincy Adams Supports U.S. Purchase of Noah Webster's Synopsis. Written in ink on glazed laid paper, old folds, remnants of mounting hinges, else fresh and fine, in half blue morocco folding box. Item #25565

In this letter to Noah Webster's son William G. Webster, the former President endorses the suggestion of “purchasing the synopsis of [your father's] great work and causing it to be deposited in [the Library of Congress] … should you conclude to prepare a testimonial presenting the obvious considerations in favour of that measure, and will do me the honour of entrusting it to me, I will very cheerfully present it to the House, and will give it such a direction as may be most promotive of its success …”.

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