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Lot 9011

1813, JOHN ADAMS: Folded letter from New York 12th November 1813 to Schiedam (Netherlands). Triplicate letter put on the cartel ship carrying the US delegation to Sweden sent to try and end the 1812 War. Outer wrapper removed, forwarded by Jan Smith via Heligoland to London. Charged "10" Stuiver in Schiedam, a total transit time, including the delay in New York, of 6½ months, fine and scarce entire