|Hand Written Note
6th US President, Diplomat, son of 2nd US President John Adams. A particularly effective Secretary of State under James Monroe, he was largely responsible for drafting the Monroe Doctrine. Note written by Adams, being a jury verdict in a civil case in which Adams was attorney for the plaintiff. Apparently Adams won his case, since this verdict is signed by the jury foreman. A scarce artifact, as Adams spent most of his life in public service and relatively little time practicing law. Not signed.