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John Quincy Adams Transcript

Circular
Department of State
Washington, 30th June, 1824

SIR:

I have the honour of transmitting to you, by direction of the President of the United States, and in pursuance of a joint Resolution of the two Houses of Congress, approved the 26th of last month, a printed copy of which is annexed, the accompanying five fac-simile copies of the original Declaration of Independence, engraved by Mr. Wm. J. Stone, an Artist of this City.

I am, with great respect, Sir, your obedient
And very humble servant,
John Quincy Adams

His Excellence
The Governor of Maine

Two of these are for the Colleges in the State