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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 May 1794 [electronic edition]
... Phila. May 10. 1794 My dearest Friend We go on as Usual. Congress resolving one Thing and the Democratical societies resolving the Contrary. The President doing what is right and Clubbs and Mobs resolving it to be all wrong. We had in Senate a few Days ago the greatest Curiosity of all. The Senators from Virginia moved, in Consequence of an Instruction from their Constituents ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 May 1796 [electronic edition]
... Question was decided. I shall ask Leave this Day, unless something unforeseen should happen to prevent me. If I should obtain Leave of Absence after Thursday next I shall be at New York on Sunday. Whether I shall go by Water or Land from thence will depend upon Circumstances. Sometime in the Course of the Week after next I hope to see you, but there are so many Circumstances of Wind and Weather ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 January 1782, "I hope . . ." [electronic edition]
... -- there are great questions upon the Tapis here, but how they will be decided, I know not. -- This Rep. Republic is a Jilt. When you think you have her Affections, all at once you find you have been deceiv'd. There is not so much as a Talk of a general Peace, nor is there any one who believes in a seperate Peace bet. between England and Holland. Take Care of the War of Ports which the English talk ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 12 March 1794 [electronic edition]
... shall not prevail on myself to abandon my Post. This Day the Senators were equally divided upon a Question, which seemed to me to involve nothing less than Peace and War, and I was obliged to decide it, to the no Small Chagrin of a Number. If this Country is involved in War, it shall not be by my fault. But if it comes either from the Malice of our Ennemies or the Imprudence of our own People ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 March 1796 [electronic edition]
... think I would engage Billings if I could. I must leave it to you to give him what you think fit. There is no Vesell up for Boston and Seeds are very Scarce and uncommonly dear. As to the Subject of yours of the 20th. I am quite at my Ease. I never felt less Anxiety when any considerable Change lay before me. Aut transit aut finit. I transmigrate or come to an End. The Question is between ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 5 December 1792 [electronic edition]
... Philadelphia Decr 5. 1792 My dearest Friend Last night I arrived at Philadelphia in tolerable Health and found our Friends all well, I have concluded to accept of the kind offer of Mr. and Mrs. Otis and taken a bed in their House. Thomas is charmingly accommodated and is very well. This Day decides whether I shall be a Farmer or a Statesman after next March. They have been ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776, "Your Favour of June 17..." [electronic edition]
... as Retreat, Solitude, Silence, and Obscurity. In private Life, no one has a Right to censure me for following my own Inclinations, in Retirement, Simplicity, and Frugality: in public Life, every Man has a Right to remark as he pleases, at least he thinks so. Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 28 February 1780 [electronic edition]
... Merit and Character, as well as his Birth and Rank which is are very high. He has been the invariable and indefatigable Friend of America, in all Times, Places and Occasions, and his Assiduity have done Us much service. He is my particular Friend, and therefore deserves from mine, the greatest Respect, on my private Account as well as on the public. Paris Feb. 28. 1780 ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 March 1780 [electronic edition]
... , when they do they are his greatest Punishment. All very well. Yours John Adams ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 September 1777 [electronic edition]
... that our light Parties have brought in four and twenty Prisoners, more. So that the Prisoners and Deserters, since Mr. Howe landed is near an hundred. The Question now is, whether there will be a general Engagement? In the first Place I think, after all that has past it is not good Policy for Us to attack them unless We can get a favourable Advantage of them, in the Situation of the Ground ...

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