Letter from John Quincy Adams to Asbury Dickens, Secretary of the Columbian Institute, June 1, 1824

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01A_F05_D13]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1824

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01A_F05_D13

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Summary

Unsigned letter advising the removal of the books, and other property of the Columbian Institute, to room No. 44, in the Capital prior to the next slated meeting of the Institute. Dated June 1 1824. Note: In Mr. Shefford's opinion the handwriting is that of John Quincy Adams, then Secretary of State.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01A_F05_D13

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  • 1824
  • June 1, 1824

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01A_F05_D13]

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Asbury Dickins Esq[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Secretary to the Columbian Institute Washington 1. June 1824. Sir. I have received a Letter from D[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. William Thornton the Rev[[superscript]]d[[/superscript]]. Robert Little and M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] William Elliot the Committee appointed by the Institute, to solicit from Congress an extension of the Garden of the Institute, and also the use of a Room in the Capitol for the Meetings of the Institute, and as a place of deposit for its moveable Property and Records, informing me that the applications had been successful; that the Garden has been extended to the Creek west thereof, and bounded by the Avenues on each side. That the Room (N. 44) has also been granted for the purposes mentioned, and conformably to the request of the Committee, I take this liberty of suggesting to you the propriety of having the Room prepared, and the property of the Institute, collected and removed into it, before the next regular meeting of the Society; which will be held on Saturday next the 5[[superscript]]th[[/superscript]]. inst[[superscript]]h[[/superscript]]. I am with great Respect, Sir, your very humble and obed[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]] Serv[[superscript]]t[[/superscript]]. Mr Sh
Letter (without signature) advising the removal of the books, and other property of the Columbian Institute, to room, N[[superscript]]o[[/superscript]]. 44, in the Capitol, prior to the next stated meeting of the Institute. [[double line]] dated June 1, 1824. [[double line]] In Mr. Shifford's opinion the handwriting is that of John Quincy Adams. the Sec of State.