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John Q. Adams
President John Quincy Adams Looks to Close the Estate of His Revered Father, John Adams The bequests put into effect and all work done, he, as Executor for his father’s estate, pays his fellow Executor, Josiah Quincy, the fees due him for acting in that capacity
08/12/1830. John Adams died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after signing the Declaration of Independence which he was so instrumental in creating and getting approved. In perhaps American history’s greatest coincidence, his death occurred the same day as that of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration. They were the last of the greatest Founding Fathers, and with their passing from the scene an era ended and only one signer of the Declaration of Independence was left alive. Adams died during the second year of his eldest son's presidency.Adams left a will that was quickly admitted to probate, and on August 1, 1826, the probate judge issued Letters of Administration stating that in his will, the late President had “committed unto John Quincy Adams, Doctor of Laws, and Josiah Quincy, Doctor of Laws, both of Boston, in the County of Suffolk and Commonwealth aforesaid, the Executors in the same Will”, and that they must act “well and faithfully to execute the said Will, and to administer the Estate of the said Deceased according thereunto; and to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said Deceased; and to exhibit the same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid, at or before the first Day of November next ensuing…” John Quincy Adams was the deceased’s eldest son, and Josiah Quincy III was the Mayor of Boston and the son of his late friend and co-counsel in the Boston Massacre trial. Quincy would soon take office as President of Harvard University, from which both … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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