11-02-2003 11-02-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2218 Boston
November 2, 2003 11:00 AMCalender

Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), Signer from Massachusetts

Auction: Sale #2218 - 2218 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 02, 2003 11:00AM


Adams, Samuel (1722-1803), Signer from Massachusetts, Autograph Letter Signed, Boston, September 13th, 1783, one page, to the Hon. John Langdon, a letter of introduction for a Mr. Syms, an acquaintance of the Reverend Mr. Wren, whose virtues are extolled by Adams, (brown tone mark covering a large section of the letter). Text in full: Dear Sir, The Bearer of this Letter is a Mr. Syms who tells me he lately arrived at Southwark from England. He is a perfect stranger in America & depends upon papers & testimonials from the Rev. Mr. Wren to recommend him. He is immediately returning to Southwark, & proposed to settle with his family either there or in this Town. The gratitude I feel as an American to Mr. Wren leads me to regard any Man who professes to be among his Friends, and I now write to you without his request or knowledge. If you find his papers under the name of Mr. Wren to be genuine, I doubt not you will share that countenance to Mr. Syms which you think due to the recommendation of one who has so eminently befriended our distressed countrymen when Prisoners in England. I met with Mr. Syms by mere accident, & have had only ten minutes conversation with him. Advise my dear sir, S. Adams.
Estimate $3,000-4,000


Wren, John Langdon, United Kingdom, Massachusetts