Founders Corner Library: Major Works, John Adams Edited by Charles Henry Adams 1775 and 1776 All the notes made by Mr. Adams, during these years, have been put together and set apart in the following pages, with the addition of such explanations, by the Editor, as seem necessary to make them readily...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Notes of a Debate In the Senate of the United States A few very brief and fragmentary notes of one or two debates held in the Senate, during the first session after the adoption of the Constitution, have been found intermixed with...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Diary 1778. February 13. Friday. Captain Samuel Tucker, commander of the frigate Boston, met me at Mr. Norton Quincy’s, where we dined, and after dinner I sent my baggage, and walked myself with Captain Tucker,1 Mr. Griffin, a midshipman, and my eldest...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Autobiography Continued I have omitted some things in 1775, which must be inserted.1 On the eighteenth of September, it was resolved in Congress,— “That a secret committee be appointed to contract for the importation and delivery of a quantity of gunpowder, not exceeding...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams, Volume 2 Appendix C Page 377. The following is the draught of the articles referred to in connection with the declaration of rights and grievances made by the Congress of 1774, one of the most important papers of the revolutionary history. In order...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams, Volume 2 Appendix B (page 226.) The following abstract, taken from one of Mr. Adams’s note books, in addition to the interest attaching to the cause itself, may serve as a specimen of his manner of getting up his cases for argument:— Case of...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams, Volume 2 Appendix A The following abstract of the argument in the cause of writs of assistants or assistance is the one alluded to in the note to page 125 of this volume. Gridley. The Constables distraining for rates, more inconsistent with English...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Autobiography 1775. September. The following memorandum gives in brief the system probably dilated upon in the speeches of the writer at this time:— Mem. The confederation to be taken up in paragraphs. An alliance to be formed with France and Spain. Ambassadors to...
The Works of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Debates Mr. Henry. Government is dissolved. Fleets and armies and the present state of things show that government is dissolved. Where are your landmarks, your boundaries of Colonies? We are in a state of nature, sir. I did propose that a scale should...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Diary: With Passages From an Autobiography. These are loose fragments of journal in the hand-writing of John Adams upon scraps of paper scarcely legible, from 18 November, 1755, to 20 November, 1761. They were effusions of mind, committed from time to time...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams PREFACE A Diary is the record in youth of a man’s sentiments, in middle life, of his action, and of his recollections in age. To others, it can be interesting only if it have impressed upon it the stamp of strong individual...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Appendix A. (Page 133.) The following copy of Dr. Franklin’s letter to Thomas Cushing was probably taken by Mr. Adams, whilst the papers that accompanied it, one of which he also copied, were in his possession, during the month of April, 1773. It...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams To Samuel Quincy 22 April, 1761. Dear Sir,— Since you claim a promise, I will perform as well as I can. The letter so long talked of, is but a mouse, though the offspring of a pregnant mountain. However, if amidst the cares of...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Retirement From Public Life—occupations—relations With Jefferson—Death On the 4th of March, 1801, the day upon which Mr. Jefferson was inaugurated President of the United States, Mr. Adams retired from public life, after an uninterrupted course of service of six and twenty years,...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Chapter X.: The Presidency. The obstacles which General Washington encountered in the attempt to reconstruct his cabinet during his second term of office have been already alluded to. After offering the chief post to five or six statesmen, always with the same...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Chapter IX.: Organization of the New Government—election and Services As Vice-president of the United States. On the 20th of April, 1788, Mr. Adams bade farewell to the shores of the ancient world. He returned to his native land to find it permanently...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Chapter VIII.: Illness In Europe—commercial Treaties—mission to the Court of Great Britain. Immediately after the signature of the preliminary articles, in the manner already mentioned, Mr. Adams, in a dispatch to Mr. Livingston, transmitting them, announced his desire to resign all his...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams CHAPTER VII.: The Negotiation and Signature of the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain. - John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 1 (Life of the Author) The moral trial described in the last chapter, was not yet entirely passed....
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Editors Note: This is Volume 1 of the 10 Volume "The Works of John Adams", (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). The author, Charles Henry Adams is John Adams grandson. The copyright for the original text is in the Public Domain...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Editors Note: This is Volume 1 of the 10 Volume "The Works of John Adams", (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). The author, Charles Henry Adams is John Adams grandson. The copyright for the original text is in the Public Domain...
  The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Editors Note: This is Volume 1 of the 10 Volume "The Works of John Adams", (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). The author, Charles Henry Adams is John Adams grandson. The copyright for the original text is in the Public Domain...
The Life of John Adams, by Charles Henry Adams Editors Note: This is Volume 1 of the 10 Volume "The Works of John Adams", (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). The author, Charles Henry Adams is John Adams grandson. The copyright for the original text is in the Public Domain...