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Samuel Adams to The Sons of Liberty—Repeal of the Stamp Act

American Correspondence In 1769—on the third anniversary of the repeal of the Stamp Act—Samuel Adams composes a letter to his fellow Sons of Liberty reminding...

Bankers More Dangerous Than Armies

Democratic Thinker, Fiscal Responsibility Thomas Jefferson thanks John Taylor of Caroline for furnishing him a copy of his recently published treatise. Jefferson also offers, among...

Samuel Adams—To Richard Henry Lee (January 15, 1781)

American Correspondence, Samuel Adams In 1781, while the war was still uncertain, Samuel Adams writes to his good friend and fellow patriot encouraging him to...

Samuel Adams—To James Warren (October 24, 1780)

Democratic Thinker, American Correspondence Despite the political shenanigans following the adoption of 1780 Massachusetts constitution, Samuel Adams advises his fellow patriot, James Warren, to not...

To Bigotry No Sanction, To Persecution No Assistance

Democratic Thinker, Freedom of Religion George Washington replys to Moses Seisas, Warden of the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, who has welcomed him in...

John Adams—To Abigail (July 3 [evening], 1776)

American Correspondence, Democratic Thinker John Adams writes to his wife expanding his earlier notification about a declaration agreed to by the Second Continental Congress. The second...

Samuel Adams To James Warren On Militias and Standing Armies

Samuel Adams to James Warren: although the militia guarantees the liberty of a free people, a standing army is always dangerous to that liberty. 7 Jan 1776

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