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Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, [28] February 1796, "Thursday is my Red Letter Day..." [electronic edition]
... you mentioned to him Charles Adams Marriage and express a Wish that at an early period "he might return home, and assume in like manner the cares and enjoy the felicities of a Family." He observes that it is a Maxim of Rochefoucaults, that we sometimes pass from Love to Ambition, but that we never return from Ambition to Love. If this Maxim is true, he says, what respite is to be expected by ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 September 1783, "We have received . . ." [electronic edition]
... Paris Septr. 10. 1783 My dearest Friend We have received from Congress a Resolution by which We are to be impowered to negotiate a Treaty of Commerce with G. B. -- My self Mr. Franklin and Mr. Jay. This will detain me in Europe this Winter. If this Letter arrives in Season, that you can come to me this Fall with Miss Nabby I shall be Supreamly happy to see you. But Still ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 January 1782, "My Health is returning . . ." [electronic edition]
... Amsterdam Jany. 4. 1782 My dearest Friend My Health is returning to me by degrees, and I hope to be fully reestablished by the Help of constant Exercise, and great Care, but I want the Consolations of my family. -- Alass! When shall I have it. Charles I presume is sailed in the Cicero from Bilbao, and John is well with Mr. D. Dana at Petesbourg. The political Questions ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 May 1777, "We have at last accomplished..." [electronic edition]
... Philadelphia May 10 1777 We have at last accomplished a troublesome Piece of Business. We have chosen a Number of additional Ambassadors. Mr. Ralph Izzard of S. Carolina, a Gentleman of large Fortune, for the Court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Mr. William Lee, formerly Alderman of London, for the Courts of Vienna and Berlin. ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 1 of 37 [electronic edition]
... depreciating, I was daily loosing the fruits of seventeen Years industry, my family was living on my past Acquisitions which were very moderate, for no Man ever did so much Business for so little profit. My Children were growing up without my care in their Education: and all mypayimoluments as a Member of Congress for four Years, had not been sufficient to pay a labouring Man upon my farm. Some of my ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 32 of 37 [electronic edition]
... their Animosities.Franklin consented, and I sent Cards to them in my name only. The others were invited in the Names of both of Us. The Day was passed joyously enough and no ill humour appeared from any quarter: Afterwards Mr. Izzard said to me, that he thought We should have had some of the Gentlemen of that Country: He would not allow those we had to be the Gentlemen of the Country. They were ...
John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776, sheet 28 of 53 [electronic edition]
... not having Time to finish them Resolved that the farther consideration of them be deferred till Monday next. I have been particular in transcribing the Proceedings of this day 25. of November 1775, because, the contain the true Origin and Formation of the American Navy, and as I had at least as great a share in producing them as any Man living or dead, they will shew that my ...
John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776, sheet 1 of 53 [electronic edition]
... Boylston Adams, and Elihu Adams. Peter Boylston Adams is still living my Neighbor, my Friend and beloved Brother. Elihu Adams died at an early Age in 1775. His Life was a Sacrifice to the Cause of his Country, having taken, in our Army at Cambridge in which he commanded a Company of Volunteers from the Militia, a contagious distemper, which brought him to his Grave leaving three young Children ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 8 November 1783, "Yours of jany. . . ." [electronic edition]
... ; but it is undone by Prosperity. It has the Vertigo in the Head, yet. Yesterday a Letter from Unkle Smith informed me of the Death of my dear and honoured Father. I have flattered myself with Hopes of Seeing him again, but it was not to be, and he is better Situated. My Life is Sweetened with the Hope of embracing You in Europe. Pray embark as soon as prudently you can, with Nabby. Come ...
John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776, sheet 6 of 53 [electronic edition]
... 1758 Motive with me, which was decisive. I was in very ill health and the Air of Worcester appeared to be unfriendly to me, to such a degree that I panted for want of the Breezes from the Sea and the pure Zephirs from the rocky mountains of my native Town: that my Father and Mother invited me to live with them, and as there never had been a Lawyer in any Country Part of the then ...

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