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Catalog Number 1929.035.010e
Object Name Invitation
Scope & Content Mounted invitation addressed to M' [Mr. or Mrs.?] Witherell from Mrs. Adams requesting company at Tea on Tuesday January 20, 1824 and every alternate Tuesday during the session of congress when agreeable. It appears to have been written on the 14 of January. A handwritten note on the lower right side reads, "The writing is that of Mr. Adams Mr. Adams delivered it signed B.F.H. Witherell." The address at the top reads, "From Mrs. J.Q. Adams 1824- attended." This handwriting is similar to that on the lower right side and the comments suggest that both parts were written after the fact by Benjamin Franklin Hawkins Witherell. It is assumed that the original part of the document was written by President John Quincy Adams. It is also guessed that this was addressed to Amy Hawkins Witherell, the wife of James W. Witherell who was serving as Supreme Court Judge at this time. His son Benjamin was only a Justice of Peace during this point in his career.
Date 1824
People Adams, John Quincy
Adams, Louisa Catherine
Witherell, Benjamin Franklin Hawkins
Hawkins, Amy
Witherell, James W.
Extent of Description 7.29" x 9.76"
Collection Biographical
Search Terms Presidents