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Desirable DS, 23 total pages, 6.5 x 9.75, April 4, 1844. Report on the Massachusetts Resolutions entitled "Mr. Adams's Report," issued as No. 404 of the House of Representatives, 28th Congress, 1st Session. The report reads, in part: "Mr. Adams from the Select Committee of nine, appointed on the 22d of December last, on the Resolutions of the Legislature of Massachusetts, in behalf of himself and Mr. Giddings, made the following report: The subscribers, forming the minority of the Select Committee to which were referred the resolves of the Legislature of Massachusetts of 23d March, 1843, proposing to Congress to recommend according to the provisions of the 5th article of the Constitution of the United States, an amendment to the said Constitution…is not, at this time, expedient to recommend the amendment…The subscribers are under a deep and settled conviction that the provision in the Constitution of the United States, as it has been and is yet construed, and which the resolves of the Legislation of Massachusetts propose to discard and erase therefrom, is repugnant to the first and vital principles of republican popular representation; to the self-evident truths proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence…to the liberties of the whole people of all the free States, and of all that portion of the people of the States where domestic slavery is established, other than the owner of slaves themselves." Signed at the top of the first page in ink, "John Quincy Adams," and countersigned by J. R. Giddings. Housed in a custom clothbound presentation folder. In very good condition, with light soiling and staining, and heavy bleeding to Adams's signature due to the porous nature of the paper.

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John Quincy Adams _Proposed Amendment to the US ConstitutionJohn Quincy Adams _Proposed Amendment to the US Constitution
John Quincy Adams _Proposed Amendment to the US Constitution
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,950.00
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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