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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 November 1794 [electronic edition]
... , express their opinions and feelings, for the Purpose of petitioning the Legislature for Repeals or Amendments. But it is not lawful to meet to frame and publish Curfews upon Laws, and Libels upon Men or Measures. If when assembled they do an unlawful Act Their Assembly is adjudged to unlawful from the Beginning. The Legality of the Meeting depends upon the Legality of their Conduct ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 April 1777 [electronic edition]
... of the Continent. Even in New Jersey 2000 Men could not have marched so far. ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 May 1794 [electronic edition]
... the British Court to order him out of England although he had been previously obliged to quit France. There is at present a great Number of Men of Talents in this Country Fugitives from Switzerland, France, &c. &c. as well as England, Scotland, and Ireland. These will do Us more harm than good, if we are not upon our Guard. I shall be at home by the middle of June, I hope. Thomas ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 May 1777 [electronic edition]
... May 1, 1777 This is King Tammany's Day. Tammany was an Indian King, of this Part of the Continent, when Mr. Penn first came here. His Court was in this Town. He was friendly to Mr. Penn and very serviceable to him. He lived here among the first settlers for some Time and untill old Age and at last was burnt. Some say he lived here with Mr. Penn when he first came here, and upon Mr. Pens ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 8 September 1774 [electronic edition]
... . When I shall be at home I cant say. If there is Distress and Danger in Boston, pray invite our Friends, as many as possible, to take an Assylum with you. Mrs. Cushing and Mrs. Adams if you can. There is in the Congress a Collection of the greatest Men upon this Continent, in Point of Abilities, Virtues and Fortunes. The Magnanimity, and public Spirit, which I see here, makes me blush ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 16 September 1774 [electronic edition]
... Churchmen would think of this?-Mr. Duche is one of the most ingenious Men, and best Characters, and greatest orators in the Episcopal order, upon this Continent-Yet a Zealous Friend of Liberty and his Country. I long to see my dear Family. God bless, preserve and prosper it. Adieu. John Adams ...
John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776, sheet 51 of 53 [electronic edition]
... of some part of New England, but seldom any thing of the Kind about any other Part of the Continent. You complain of the popular Plan of raising the new Army. But if you make the plan as unpopular, as you please, you will not mend the matter. If you leave the Appointment of Officers to the General, or to the Congress, it will not be so well done, as if left to the Assemblies ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 30 April 1775 [electronic edition]
... not shew their Heads. The Jerseys are arroused, and greatly assist the Friends of Liberty in New York. North Carolina has done bravely, chosen the old Delegates in Provincial Congress, and then confirmed the Choice in General Assembly, in Opposition to all that Governor Martin could do. The Assembly of this Colony is now sitting at Hartford. We are treated with great Tenderness, Sympathy ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 4 May 1796 [electronic edition]
... , and that the Merrits of the Treaty was not the Subject before them, but the Support of their Government. This seemd to remove the fears he entertaind with respect to G B. At Weymouth, the Select Men requested Mr. Norten to read the papers after meeting, which he did, and the Dr. explaind to them the design of the memorial, upon which they signd it without opposition. I have not heard from any other Towns ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 21 February 1776 [electronic edition]
... power, every one assents to the weighty truths it contains. I wish it could gain Credit enough in your assembly to be carried speadily into Execution. I have been uneasy upon your account. I know your delicacy must be wounded by the unjust and malicious censures of an unworthy associate, whose self conceit and vanity really makes him an object of contempt, too dirty to soil my fingers ...

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