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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 February 1794 [electronic edition]
... Philadelphia Feb. 25 1794 My dearest Friend Yesterday I received your kind Letter of the 14th and I thank you again for your unwearied Attention to my venerable Parent which critical Situation is never out of my Thoughts. I am quite easy on one account as I know that every tender Care will be employed by you, in concert with my Brother and his Family for her relief ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 17 November 1794 [electronic edition]
... hope to receive a Line to day, A Journal, or diurnal Register of farming would be very very refreshing, and entertaining. Oh the tedious solitude that awaits me, for 3 or 4 months, amidst the Strife, Smoke, Wealth, Luxury, Eloquence, Learning, Wit, and Wisdom of this proud City and our venerable Congress: To me, one Week of Domestic felicity and Rural Accomplishment, would be worth it all. ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1 August 1784 [electronic edition]
... , by the Packet of the day after tomorrow if I can. If this is impossible, by the next. I must take Leave, here, and write to Paris and arrange my Household, as well as I can before I depart. But I will join you in London. Let your Son buy his Coach, and have every Thing ready, to depart for Dover, for I cannot Stay a Day in London. I must join my Colleagues in Paris without Loss of Time. Your ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 September 1778 [electronic edition]
... Passi September 23 1778 My dearest Friend A very idle, vain Conversation, at a Dinner, has produced you this Letter from a venerable old Lady, in this Neighbourhood, the Wife of Monsr. Grand the Banker. As the Subject was introduced, and according to the turn that the Conversation really took, there was not so much Vanity and Ostentation on my Part, as you will suspect from ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 23 February 1794 [electronic edition]
... daily of Afflicting News from home, I contented myself with paying my Respects to The President with the Senate but I thought it would not become me to be present at the Ball of a Saturday night, especially at a time when I could not get it out of my Thoughts that my venerable Parent might be closing her Eyes forever. The Senate has been several Days trying a contested Election of Mr. Gallatin ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 7 February 1777 [electronic edition]
... Baltimore Feby: 7, 1777 I am at last after a great deal of Difficulty, settled in comfortable Quarters, but at an infinite Expence . . . . The Price I pay for my Board is more moderate than any other Gentlemen give, excepting my Colleagues, who are all in the same Quarters, and at the same Rates except Mr. H Hancock who keeps an House by himself. The Prices of Things here, are much ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 21 December 1795 [electronic edition]
... of Mr. Rutledge would have any ill Effects at the southward. He says No by no means -- on the Contrary he is sure it will have a very good Effect. He adds he was rejoiced when he heard upon his Arrival that it was done, because it saved him and his Colleague from the Necessity of giving a disagreable Vote: but that they both came to Town with a determination to vote against the Appointment. He ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 26 of 37 [electronic edition]
... , and produced them to my Colleagues as soon as I could get them together. I was doubtfull whether Mr. Franklin would sign them, but when he saw that Mr. Lee and I would sign them without him, if he refused, he very composed with his habitual Wisdom he very composedly put his Signature to them all. Whether from a conviction in his Conscience, that the decision was right, or from an Apprehension ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 25 July 1782 [electronic edition]
... of it. My Meaning is this. They pitch in early Life upon some domestick Amusement, which they follow all their days at Leisure hours. I shall give you the History of several. I Yesterday made a Visit to one, a Mr. Lionet, a venerable old Man of 75, in full Health, Strength and Vivacity, respectable for several Offices which he holds, but more so for vast learning in various Kinds, and great ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 17 August 1782, "Your Favour arrived this Day . . ." [electronic edition]
... August 17 1782 My dearest Friend Your Favour of June 17. arrived this Day and gave me, all the tender and melancholly Feelings of which my Heart is susceptible. How shall I express my solicitude for my amiable, my venerable Friend and Brother? This World contains not a wiser or a more virtuous Man. Just now placed in a situation, too where all his great Talents and excellent ...

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