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Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 20 February 1779, "In the Margin are the Dates..." [electronic edition]
... Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 20 February 1779, "In the Margin are the Dates..." [electronic edition] ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 February 1794, "The Indisposition..." [electronic edition]
... have asked or I answered such a question. But if the melancholly Event should unhappily take Place, I desire to be at the whole Expence of a decent Funeral and pray My Brother to accept of all Claims from me of any share in whatever may be left. But if Health should be restored I pray you to Burn this Letter and say not a Word of it to any One. Yours. John Adams ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 6 July 1774, "Mobs are the trite Topick..." [electronic edition]
... swarmed with as numerous and as malicious Libels as the Whiggs antiministerial ones. Fleets Paper, Meins Chronicle, &c. &c. have been as virulent as any that was ever in the Province. These Bickerings of opposite Parties, and their mutual Reproaches, their Declamations, their Sing Song, their Triumphs and Defyances, their Dismals, and Prophecies, are all Delusion. We very seldom hear ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 27 December 1796, "I received yours of the 14..." [electronic edition]
... well as Tenche Coxe. What a Puppy this last? He left his Card. I was at home when the other came and had a Conversation with him civilly enough. The Prospect before me, opens many Questions and Inquiries concerning House, Furniture, Equipage, Servants and many other Things which will give me trouble and occupation enough and the more because you will not be here. Luckily for you. I should ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 September 1783, "The negotiation . . ." [electronic edition]
... Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 September 1783, "The negotiation . . ." [electronic edition] ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 February 1783, "The Peace..." [electronic edition]
... Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 18 February 1783, "The Peace..." [electronic edition] ...
Placeholder for Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 15 June 1795 (this document is the postscript to another letter) [electronic edition]
... The page that was previously considered a standalone letter dating from 15 June 1795 should be considered a postscript to the letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 14 June 1795. ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 23 December 1796, "I received by the last post..." [electronic edition]
... Feild I think would be a much more Eligible Situation than to be fastned up Hand and foot and Tongue to be shot at as our Quincy Lads do at the poor Geese and Turkies, and like the frog in the fable, sport to the Boys was death to the frogs. Since I came to Town some curious Annecdotes have to me. Judge Daws after the Election was over, went to visit the Govenour so said the G. To answer their ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 February 1794, "The Mail of Yesterday..." [electronic edition]
... Wretches who so justly fell under their Lashes were never before nor since so exemplarily and so justly punished. I hope my old Friend, will never meet the Fate of another Preacher of Egalite, who was I fear almost as sincere as himself. By The Law of Nature, all Men are Men and not Eagles, That is they are all of the same species. And this is the most That the Equality of Nature amounts to. But ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 9 June 1795, "The Senate assembled Yesterday . . ." [electronic edition]
... Philadelphia June 9. 1795 My dearest Friend The Senate assembled Yesterday at 11, twenty five Members present. The new Senators were sworn, and a Committee waited on the President who immediately sent a Message with The Treaty, which was read together with Part of a Volume of Negotiations which accompanied it. Mr. Butler and Mr. Gren arrived last night as I hear so that We shall ...

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