John Quincy Adams Signature Appointing William F Steele

This letter entails the appointment of William F. Steele as the Attorney for the United States for West Florida. Dated January 22, 1823 Adams would have been the Secretary of State for James Monroe, and Florida would have still been a new territory by less than a year. According to The Territorial Papers, Adams and Monroe were creating the infrastructure for the Florida territory as the ownership transferred from Spain to the United States.

Measurements: Frame: 26.5 x 15.5 inches

About the Collector
Dr. Ray Cook

Dr. Ray Cook practiced medicine in Wichita, Kansas for more than 38 years. He was born in the South, developing an affinity for history and the Civil War. Over his life-time, Dr. Cook gathered a collection of presidential documents, books, and other works on paper related to his interest in history. This rare collection is now being offered at auction.

 

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