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January

1 October 1778 — 23 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin ... 12 November 1778 — 11 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to First Joint Commission at Paris ... January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James It gives me real pain to see the various arts and machinations of our internal Enemies ... 1 January 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth I take my pen to perform my promice of writing to you and to wish you a happy new year may ... 1 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Upon returning here, Tuesday evening, I went to see our friend. He told me that nothing had ... 1 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin De retour ici Mardi au soir, j'allai voir notre Ami. Il me dit qu'il n'y avoit encore rien ... 1 January 1779 Chase, Joseph to Franklin, Benjamin These are to Request you to give your asistance To Benjamin Clark, William Folger, John ... 1 January 1779 Bondfield, John to Franklin, Benjamin I have the Honor to pay my most respectful Compliments of Season wishing prosperity to all ... 1 January 1779 Warren, James to Adams, John I keep no Copies of Letters and therefore am Unable to refer to the dates or the Contents. I ... 1 January 1779 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John I read to Count Vergennes that which concerns the Count d'Estaing in the note with which you ... 1 January 1779 Genet, Edmé Jacques to Adams, John J'ai lu à M. le Comte de Vergennes ce qui concerne M. le Comte d'Estaing, dans le billet ... 1 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I wish you an happy new Year, and many happy Years—and all the Blessings of Life. Who knows ... 2 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John You have directed me to draw Bills upon you for what Money I want, and add, that if my Bills ... 2 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de We had the Honour of receiving your Excellency's Letter of the 22d, and are much obliged to ... 3 January 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James I Suffer So much Uneasiness, on Account of the State of Things here, that I cannot fail to ... 4 January 1779 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John Four days ago I received the Favor of your Letter of Aug: 12th., and it gave me the highest ... 4 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Schweighauser, John Daniel We are honoured with yours of without a date. We wrote you on the Second of this Month to ... 4 January 1779 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques The resolve of Congress of the 10 October, that you have inserted in your No. 62 is another ... 4 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James May I be permitted to call of your attention from the important and weighty concerns of ... 5 January 1779 MacCreery, William to Adams, John Meerly for want of something agreeable or interesting to communicate to you, It is now a ... 5 January 1779 Boylston, John to Adams, John When I wrote you Per G. Tailer requesting the favour of your Advice and Assistance in ... 7 January 1779 Lloyd, John to Franklin, Benjamin Having been induced to believe, and to expect, in consequence of The Treaty of Alliance, ... 7 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Your Excellency did Us the Honour to inform Us, sometime ago, that in order to obtain the ... 7 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de We have the Honour to inclose to your Excellency two Memorials concerning a French Vessell ... 9 January 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin I have communicated to M. Sartine, gentlemen, the letter in which you request that an escort ... 9 January 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin J'ai communiqué á M. de Sartine, Messieurs, la Lettre, par la quelle vous demandez qu'il ... 9 January 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin I have received, gentlemen, the undated letter that you did me the honor to write. Rest ... 9 January 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin J'ai reçu, Messieurs, la Lettre, Sans datte, que vous m'avez fait l'honneur de m'ecrire. Ne ... 9 January 1779 Bondfield, John to Franklin, Benjamin I had the Honor to pay my respects to you the 1st. Instant since which am without any of ... 9 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de Some late Proceedings of the Enemy, have induced us, to submit a few Observations to your ... 12 January 1779 Izard, Ralph to Franklin, Benjamin I had the honor of writing to you, on the 2d. instant informing you that the credit which I ... 12 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin The States of Holland reassemble tomorrow. Our friend arrives tonight, and I will wish him ... 12 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Les Et. d'Hollande se rassemblent demain. Notre Ami arrive ce soir; et je vais lui ... 13 January 1779 Adams, John to Lee, William The Letter which you did Us the Honour to write Us on the 15 December, We have received. As ... 13 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Lloyd, John We had Yesterday the Honour of your Letter of the seventh of this Month, and at the same ... 14 January 1779 Cushing, Thomas to Adams, John Permit me to Introduce to your Acquaintance Mr. Samuel Bradford son of Capt. John Bradford a ... 16 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin I know that you received my letters of 2 and 8 December. Since then, I have had the honor of ... 16 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Je sais que vous avez reçu mes Lettres des 2 et 8 Dec. J'ai eu l'honneur depuis de vous en ... 18 January 1779 La Blancherie, Pahin Champlain de to Adams, John J'ay l'honneur de vous envoyer les details relatifs a l'Etablissement de la correspondance ... 18 January 1779 La Blancherie, Pahin Champlain de to Adams, John I have the Honour to send you some Particulars relative to the establishment of a general ... 18 January 1779 Price, Richard to Franklin, Benjamin Dr. Price returns his best thanks to the Honourable Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John ... 18 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A Gentleman, Mr. Boardman of Newbury Port, is going, and by him I send you a few Lines. ... 19 January 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I can only tell you that I am not well. A bad Cold only. The others are all well. ... 19 January 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Yes, lovely Portia, you have written to one “who lives in the continual practice of ... 19 January 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I Intended writing my Friend Mrs. Adams when Mr. Thaxter Returned but dare say he Gave you a ... 19 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Ma derniere étoit du 16–18 de ce mois. Aujourd'hui, contre toute attente, et à notre grande ... 19 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin My last was of the 16–18 of this month. Contrary to our expectations and to our great ... 20 January 1779 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin My fever not being yet sufficiently removd to permit me to come to you; I write to you to ... 21 January 1779 Gilbank, John to Franklin, Benjamin Last Tuesday Week Mr. Dobrie informed me of an Additional mortification I had received by ... 21 January 1779 Lloyd, John to Franklin, Benjamin We had the honour to receive your letter of the 13th of this month in due course, and are ... 22 January 1779 Niles, Robert to Franklin, Benjamin On my arival here Mr. Dobree told me he was informed By a line from you that I had Said that ... 22 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John Dr. Franklin presents Compliments to Mr. Adams, and requests that all the Public Papers may ... 22 January 1779 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin M. Monthieu calld on me yesterday, but I was too ill to see him. I suppose it was to urge ... 22 January 1779 Adams, Abigail to Warren, Mercy Otis Your favour by Col. Henly was deliverd me by the Hand of that gentleman. I had been some ... 23 January 1779 Bondfield, John to Franklin, Benjamin The 9th Instant I had the honor to pay my respects to you and to request your information ... 23 January 1779 Lee, William to Franklin, Benjamin In consequence of directions to me from the State of Virginia, to endeavour to obtain from ... 23 January 1779 Williams, Jonathan to Franklin, Benjamin I had the honour of writing you December 12 1778 inclosing a Letter from Messrs. Horneca ... 24 January 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth Last weak I had the pleasure to receive too letters from my friend Myrtilla, aney time when ... 24 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to First Joint Commission at Paris We had the honor of receiving your Excellency's Letter of the 20th. enclosing M. de ... 25 January 1779 Gillon, Alexander to Franklin, Benjamin Permit me to embrace this earliest opportunity of acquainting you of my arrival here this ... 26 January 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Lloyd, John We had Yesterday the Honour of your Letter of the Twenty first of this Month. ... 27 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Enfin j'ai la satisfaction de pouvoir vous apprendre, que les choses ont tourné au gré ... 27 January 1779 Dumas, Charles William Frederic to Franklin, Benjamin Finally I have the pleasure to inform you that things have turned out to Amsterdam's liking. ... 28 January 1779 Lloyd, John to Franklin, Benjamin The Memorial of several of the American Gentlemen, Merchants, and Commanders of Vessels at ... 31 January 1779 Williams, Jonathan to Franklin, Benjamin I am well informed that two Indorsements have been made on the Accounts I have had the ...

February

1 October 1778 — 23 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin ... 12 November 1778 — 11 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to First Joint Commission at Paris ... February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail You are uneasy that I dont write enough. I understand you. You want me to unravel to you all ... 1 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to First Joint Commission at Paris We have this Moment the Honour of your Letter of the Twenty Eighth of last Month, and shall ... 2 February 1779 Bondfield, John to Franklin, Benjamin Captain Jason Laurence belonging to the Schooner General Arnold Arrived here Yesterday by a ... 2 February 1779 Adams, John Last Tuesday, I dined in Company with the Abbe Raynal, and Mr. Gebelin, and asked them to ... 4 February 1779 Lloyd, John to Franklin, Benjamin The Letter which Your Honors have been pleased under date of the 26th of last month, to ... 4 February 1779 Adams, John Breakfasted with the Abbe Raynal, at his House at his particular Invitation, with a large ... 4 February 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth If aney person had told me the night I left Braintree that I should have ben at Plymouth ... 5 February 1779 Adams, John The Duke de Rochefoucault, Mr. Turgot, Abbe Rochon and De la Roche, dined here. ... 6 February 1779 Boylston, John to Adams, John Least it might possibly have escap'd the joynt notice of you and your Most worthy Colleague ... 6 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin J'ai communiqué à M. de Sartine, Messieurs, la lettre que vous m'avez fait l'honneur de ... 6 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Franklin, Benjamin I have communicated to M. Sartine, gentlemen, the letter that you did me the honor to write ... 7 February 1779 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin To a written Letter, one of you was civil enough to return me a verbal answer, that Doctor ... 8 February 1779 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin Having not seen the Letter of Mr. Williams to which one of those sent me is an Answer I ... 8 February 1779 Adams, John In Conversation with Dr. Franklin, in the Morning I gave him my Opinion, of Mr. Deanes ... 9 February 1779 Pringle, John Julius to Franklin, Benjamin Having heard that it is your intention to dispatch some person to England to negotiate an ... 9 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Williams, Jonathan We have received your Letters of the 12 Decr. and 23 of January. In the first You propose ... 9 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de It is now near six Months that Capt. McNeil, of the Mifflin Privateer from America, has been ... 9 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail It is now a Year within a Day or two of my Departure from home. It is in vain for me to ... 9 February 1779 Adams, John Abbe C. ... 10 February 1779 — 11 February 1779 Adams, John to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de As your Excellency reads English perfectly well, my first Request is that you would not ... 10 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John As your Separation from the Ranger, and the Appointment of Lieutenant Simpson to the Command ... 10 February 1779 Lee, Arthur to Franklin, Benjamin I perceive by the letter you have sent me that Mr. Deane's claim is ascertaind by marks, and ... 10 February 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Schweighauser, John Daniel Capt. Jones has represented to us his Desire and Intention of returning to the Countess of ... 11 February 1779 Adams, John When I arrived in France, the French Nation had a great many Questions to settle. ... 11 February 1779 Adams, John It is my indispensable Duty, to tell the Comte de Vergennes that I think one great Cause of ... 11 February 1779 Adams, John to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de As Your Excellency reads English perfectly well, my first Request is, that you would do me ... 11 February 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) It is with inexpressible pleasure that I enclose to you a letter from your brother, and that ... 12 February 1779 Adams, John My Mind has been in such a State, since the Appearance of Mr. Deanes Address to the People, ... 12 February 1779 Tufts, Cotton to Adams, John In the latter End of July and beginning of Novr. last I wrote to You. Am uncertain by whom ... 12 February 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur We duly received the Letter which you did us the honor of writing on the 9th. of Feb. ... 12 February 1779 Lee, Arthur to Pringle, John Julius We have received your Letter of Feb. 9. offering your Services to the public by going to ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John There is no such Thing as human Wisdom. All is the Providence of God. Perhaps few Men have ... 13 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Adams, John I have received the letter which you did me the honor of writing to me the 11th. instant and ... 13 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Adams, John J'ai recû Monsieur, la lettre que vous m'avés fait l'honneur de m'Ecrire Le 11. de Ce mois, ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James Yours of the 24 Oct. is before me. I have received several Letters from you every one of ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Richard Henry I am much obliged to you for your kind Congratulations on my Arrival, and agreable ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin I had Yesterday, the Honour of your Favour of the 28 Octr. inclosing a Resolution of ... 13 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours of 15 Decr. was sent me Yesterday by the Marquiss whose Praises are celebrated in all ... 13 February 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth It is now past ten however I will write you a few lines as I flatter myself they will be ... 13 February 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John This is the Anniversary of a very melancholy Day to me, it rose upon me this morning with ... 14 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Samuel The Marquiss de la Fayette did me, the Honour of a Visit, Yesterday, and delivered me, your ... 14 February 1779 Adams, John to Genet, Edmé Jacques I have the Honour to transmit you, three Letters, received by the Marquiss de la Fayette. I ... 16 February 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I have now the pleasure to acquaint you some news which will be agreable to you. Yesterday ... 16 February 1779 Adams, John to Grand, Ferdinand As I Shall soon have an opportunity of rendering an Account of my Short Stewardship, I must ... 16 February 1779 Adams, John to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de By the late Appointment of Dr. Franklin to be a Minister plenipotentiary at this Court, I am ... 16 February 1779 Adams, John to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de Last Evening, I had the Honour of your Letter of the thirteenth of this Month, in answer to ... 16 February 1779 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John I arrived at Brest last Wednesday, in twenty five days Passage from Boston, and had the ... 16 February 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Though I have this day for the first time received a Letter from your husband, yet I feel ... 17 February 1779 Grand, Ferdinand to Adams, John Mr. Grand has the honour of paying his respects to the Honorable Mr. Adams and begs leave to ... 19 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have written three Answers to yours of January 4. This is the fourth. The Three first I ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James I set down Simply to acknowledge over again the Receipt1777 Decr I 8 21 1778 Jany. 20. Ap. ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A new Commission has arrived by which the Dr. is sole Minister. Mr. Lee continues ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail In the Margin are the Dates of all the Letters I have received from you. I have written you, ... 20 February 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail I last night had the honour of reading a letter from you to my Pappa dated Jany. 4th. in ... 21 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Yours by Mr. Williams have received. The little Bill must be paid, but I confess it allarms ... 21 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Adams, John I have received, sir, the letter that you did me the honor to write me the 16th of this ... 21 February 1779 Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de to Adams, John J'ai reçû, Monsieur, la lettre que vous m'avez fait l'honneur de m'écrire le 16. de ce mois. ... 21 February 1779 Adams, John to Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de The Conversation with which you honoured me last Evening, has induced me, to give you the ... 24 February 1779 Adams, John to Cushing, Thomas This Evening I had the Honour of your Letter by Mr. Bradford. When that young Gentleman ... 25 February 1779 Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de to Adams, John In regard to your desire, expressed to me yesterday, of returning to America and the dangers ... 25 February 1779 Adams, John to Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de I have this Moment the Honour of your kind Billet of this Days Date, and I feel myself under ... 25 February 1779 Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de to Adams, John D'après Le desir que vous avez temoigné hier devant moy de Retourner a L'amerique et Les ... 25 February 1779 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of the I. Jany. was delivered me, by the Marquis de la Fayette. I wish I was as happy ... 26 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have this day taken a long Ramble, with my son. The Weather is as delightfull as you can ... 27 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The Weather continuing fine, I went to Saint Denis a little Village about Eight Miles from ... 27 February 1779 Adams, John to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de I have received the Letter, which your Excellency did me, the Honour, to write me, on the ... 27 February 1779 Adams, John to Jay, John By the new Arrangement, which was brought by the Marquis de la Fayette I find myself ... 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Your Letter by the Marquis de la Fayette I have received and it contained So handsome a ... 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I suppose I must write every day, in order to keep or rather to restore good Humour, whether ... 28 February 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail This Day, the Chevalier D'Arcy, his Lady, and Niece, Mr. Le Roy and his Lady, dined here. ...

March

1 March 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress My last Letter to Congress, was on the Twenty seventh of last Month Since which an Account ... 3 March 1779 Adams, John Went to Versailles, in order to take Leave of the Ministry. Had a long Conversation, with ... 4 March 1779 Adams, John Walked with Mr. Jennings to Calvare, with my son. ... 5 March 1779 Adams, John to Boylston, John I have received your Billet of the 6. Feb. and altho I am much obliged by your Care to put ... 5 March 1779 MacCreery, William to Adams, John Since I wrote you in January, I have not been favour'd with a line from you. Since I heard ... 6 March 1779 Bondfield, John to Adams, John Mr. Vernon Junr. having obtained a knowledge of the French Language sufficient to introduce ... 6 March 1779 Montgomery, Robert to Adams, John I am Honourd with your Much Esteem'd Letter of the 24th, Nov. Since Which Should have had ... 7 March 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur I should be obliged to you to let Mr. Franklin take a Copy of our Letter to the Comte De ... 9 March 1779 Landais, Pierre to Adams, John I have had the honour of your favour of the 1st Instant, and recollect with pleasure, the ... 9 March 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail It is hardly necessary that I should tell the amiable Portia of my having within 4 days ... 10 March 1779 Jenings, Edmund to Adams, John I Hope this will meet you in good Health at Nantes and that you will find every thing there ... 12 March 1779 Adams, John About one O Clock arrived at Nantes at L'hotelle de la Comedie, Rue, after a Journey of near ... 15 March 1779 Gellée, Nicolas Maurice to Adams, John I have the Honour to inclose to you some News Papers which contain all the material News you ... 15 March 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth As a convenient opportunity offoring by General Warren I cannot let it excape without a line ... 15 March 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail If anything would awake the sleeping Muses or Call Back the Wandering Deities the Imagery of ... 18 March 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John Yesterday's advices from England inform us, that Gen. Lincoln was collecting an Army in S. ... 20 March 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Your favour of December 9 came to hand this Evening from Philadelphia, by the same post ... 20 March 1779 Izard, Ralph to Adams, John I was favoured yesterday with your Letter of 12th and congratulate you on your safe arrival ... 24 March 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur I have this Moment the Honour of yours of 18. ... 24 March 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, William Temple I have just received your favour of the 17. inclosing a Paper from M. Le Roy, for which I ... 24 March 1779 Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee That Mr. John Adams threatned Mr. Izard with the Displeasure of Congress in his opposing the ... 24 March 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin I had the Honour of a Letter from, your Excellency at Nantes, but as I was setting off for ... 28 March 1779 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John I have not written to you since your Departure because I have not before had anything to ... 29 March 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John I receivd your favor by Mr. Blodget and thank you. It seems uncertain where or how this will ... 31 March 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin When I arrived at this place I found nothing done. Mr. Costentin, it is said waited for ...

April

2 April 1779 Schweighauser, John Daniel to Adams, John I am favoured with your kind Letter of the 26 Instant and return you my sincere thanks for ... 3 April 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John I received the Letter you did me the honour to write to me of the 24th past. I am glad you ... 4 April 1779 Laporte, Arnauld de to Adams, John Monsieur Le Cte. D'orvilliers m'a renvoyé la lettre que vous lui avez ecrite au Sujet des ... 4 April 1779 Laporte, Arnauld de to Adams, John The Count Dorvilliers has sent me the Letter you wrote him concerning the American sailors ... 5 April 1779 Williams, Jonathan III to Adams, John Your Flattery has effectually ingaged me in your Correspondence, for when my Services in ... 8 April 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail So I must Give up my Little Companion, my Young Friend. Your Claim is prior, your Title ... 8 April 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John I did myself the honor of writing to you a few Days since. Last Night I received yours of ... 9 April 1779 Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de to Adams, John I beg leave of applying to you in an instance where I am much Concern'd. The Case I shall ... 10 April 1779 Vernon, William Sr. to Adams, John The preceeding is copy of my last, of the 17th. Decr. by the Alliance Frigate, who sail'd ... 12 April 1779 Adams, John to Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de I have the Honour to inform your Excellency, that I expect to imbarque and Sail for America, ... 13 April 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund I am ashamed to acknowledge that I received your kind Letter, in due time, and have not ... 13 April 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin This Morning I had the Honour of yours of the 8th, and thank you for the order inclosed to ... 13 April 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin I had Yesterday the Honour of yours of the third of this Month. ... 14 April 1779 Adams, John At Nantes, Hotel de la Comedie, Rue Bignonestar.... Walked, this Morning with my Son over ... 15 April 1779 Adams, John Dined at home. ... 16 April 1779 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Williams. Mr. Johnson there. Walked after dinner along the River, and about ... 17 April 1779 Gillon, Alexander to Adams, John Pardon me for not forwarding you the two inclos'd introductory Letters sooner but I was in ... 17 April 1779 Gellée, Nicolas Maurice to Adams, John I inclose you some news-Papers and a Letter which I am desired to forward, by Mess. Salucci ... 17 April 1779 Adams, John Yesterday and to day in the forenoon, assisted my Son in translating Cicero's first ... 18 April 1779 Izard, Ralph to Adams, John I am favoured with your Letter of 12th, and am sorry to find that you have had so much ... 18 April 1779 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Schweighaussers. ... 19 April 1779 Schweighauser, John Daniel to Adams, John The Officers of the Alliance having express'd some discontent at my offering them two Months ... 22 April 1779 Adams, John Yesterday Morning, embarked at Nantes, with Mr. Hill, the first Lieutenant, and Mr. Parks, ... 23 April 1779 Adams, John A violent Wind, and Rain. ... 24 April 1779 Adams, John The same. ... 24 April 1779 Lee, Richard Henry to Adams, John Philadelphia, 24 April 1779. Dft (ViU: Lee Papers). printed: The Letters of Richard Henry ... 24 April 1779 Adams, John to Middleton, Arthur Your Favour, of the 4 July 1778, I had not the Honour to receive, untill yesterday, which I ... 24 April 1779 Dobrée, Peter Frederick to Adams, John I am honoured with your Excellency's Letter of the 15 Instant with a List inclosed of ... 24 April 1779 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John I am sorry this Town has fewer Charms for you than a Ship of War,— You surely will have ... 24 April 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John By the enclosed Letter from M. De Sartine expressing his Majestys Desire that the Alliance ... 24 April 1779 Izard, Ralph to Adams, John I am informed by a Letter from Nantes that the Alliance arrived there the 18th, and that she ... 25 April 1779 Adams, John Fair Weather again. My Time has been employed since I have been on board, in writing Answers ... 25 April 1779 Jenings, Edmund to Adams, John I am greatly obliged to You for your favor of the 13 Instant. I am flattered much to find, ... 26 April 1779 Adams, John Spent the Morning in translating with my Son the Carmen Seculare, and the Notes. ... 26 April 1779 Schweighauser, John Daniel to Adams, John I have the honor of sending you inclose a Letter received per this Morning's post and altho ... 26 April 1779 Izard, Ralph to Adams, John As I have not been able to procure from Dr. Franklin his reasons in writing for disobeying ... 28 April 1779 MacCreery, William to Adams, John Your Letter of 14th Instant from Nantes reached me to Day only. It was but very lately that ... 28 April 1779 Adams, John Went up to Nantes from Minden or St. Nazare, before Wind and Tide in 4 Hours. This Morning ... 29 April 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund There is a fatal spell set upon, all Intelligence between This Country and Ours. Two ... 29 April 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin I had, Yesterday, the Honour of yours of the 24th inclosing a Letter from his Excellency M. ...

May

3 May 1779 Grand, Ferdinand to Adams, John Permitt me to express how sorry I have been at not being able to comply sooner with your ... 4 May 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund Yesterday your favour of 25 of April came to Hand, but my dear sir you flatter me too much ... 7 May 1779 Adams, John Mr. Odea of Paimbœuf, Coll. Wibirt and Mr. Ford, dined in the Cabin. O. speaks English ... 8 May 1779 Adams, John Mr. Odea of Paimbœuf, Coll. Wibirt and Mr. Ford, dined in the Cabin. O. speaks English ... 8 May 1779 Gordon, William to Adams, John We are just returned from visiting your good Lady at Braintree, where I had a complaint ... 9 May 1779 Adams, John The Pilot came on Board this Morning from St. Nazare, and pronounced it unsafe to go out, ... 10 May 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John I received the honour of yours of the 29th. past from Nantes. I hope you are before this ... 10 May 1779 Adams, John This Morning the Wind at S.E. The Pilot came on board, the Alliance unmoored and set Sail, ... 11 May 1779 Adams, John Sailing by Belisle, which the English took last War after a Defence of Six Weeks with about ... 12 May 1779 Adams, John Landais is jealous of every Thing. Jealous of every Body, of all his Officers, all his ... 13 May 1779 Jones, John Paul to Adams, John You will confer on me a singular Obligation by favoring me with your Opinion and Advice ... 13 May 1779 Dalton, Tristram to Adams, John The enclosed Packett to the Honle. Doctor Franklin, contains Papers relating to the Loss of ... 13 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore and dined with Captain Jones at the Epèe Royal. Mr. Amiel, Mr. Dick, Dr. ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John On Board all day, ill of a Cold. Many Gentlemen came on board to visit me. A Dr. Brooks, ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I left Paris on the Eighth of March, expecting to find the Alliance, at Nantes and embark ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I am taking an Opportunity by every Vessell that is going to inform you, that I am coming ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail When I left Paris, the 8 March, I expected to have been at Home before this Day and have ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin The Day before Yesterday, We arrived here, in two Days from Nantes, all well. ... 15 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore, and dined with Captain Jones at the Mess, at L'Epee Royale. Mr. Hill, Capt. ... 15 May 1779 Jenings, Edmund to Adams, John I have receivd your favor Acknowledging the Receipt of Mine of the 24th of April, which ... 16 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore, and dined with Mr. Moylan. Jones, Landais, Chaumont Pere et Fils, Moylan ... 17 May 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin Your Favour of the 10th. I received the Day before Yesterday, and am glad to hear that the ... 17 May 1779 Adams, John L. gave Us an Account of St. George at Paris, a Molatto Man, Son of a former Governor of ... 18 May 1779 Schweighauser, John Daniel to Adams, John I hope you are ere now safely arrived at L Orient and that you have found all the ... 18 May 1779 Adams, John On Board all day, reading Don Quixot. ... 19 May 1779 Adams, John Pleasant. My State is tedious enough, waiting for the Chevalier, and loosing Time and Wind. ... 20 May 1779 Adams, John Went ashore, met a Servant of Mr. Chaumont on the Wharf, who presented me his Masters ... 21 May 1779 Izard, Ralph to Adams, John I have received your favour of 13th. May, on the subject of Dr. Franklin's conduct on the ... 21 May 1779 Adams, John Mr. Ingraham and Mr. Merrick dined with me, in the Cabbin. ... 22 May 1779 Adams, John Went ashore. Dr. Windship revealed to me, a Secret concerning the Parson.—Good God! ... He ... 22 May 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund Yours of the 15 reached me, Yesterday. I am waiting here in anxious Expectation of the new ... 22 May 1779 Schweighauser, John Daniel to Adams, John I am honoured with your favor of the 2 Instant in compliance to which I have wrote to Cap ... 23 May 1779 Adams, John Waited in the Morning on Mr. Chaumont, agreed to go tomorrow Morning, on board the Sensible ... 24 May 1779 Adams, John Went with Mr. Chaumont to make my Visit to the Captain of the Sensible, the Frigate in which ...

June

1 June 1779 Adams, John Dined on Shore at the Coffee House with Jones, Landais, the two Aids de Camp of the Marquis ... 2 June 1779 Adams, John Dined on Board the Sensible, at the Invitation of the Captn. Mr. Chavan Chavagnes, with Mr. ... 2 June 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John Either my Letter to you of the 29th. March miscarried or you are in my debt. The inclosed MS ... 2 June 1779 Jenings, Edmund to Adams, John I am much honored by the open and Confidential Manner, in which you have written to me; in ... 5 June 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail If at any Time heretofore I have seemed to infringe upon your Prerogatives, I ask your ... 5 June 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John By advices from America since my last to you, my Enemies are determind to impeach my ... 5 June 1779 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John The Chevalier de La Luzerne sat out Yesterday for L'Orient, and will be with you perhaps ... 5 June 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail 1 Nankin Jacket ... 6 June 1779 Jenings, Edmund to Adams, John I did Myself the pleasure of writing to You by the Secretary of the Count de la Luzerne, ... 7 June 1779 Austin, Jonathan Loring to Adams, John I have the Honor to acquaint you that I arrived here the 29th Ultimo via St. Eustatia, ... 8 June 1779 Adams, John Yesterday I sent one Boat with some of my Things, and this Morning another with the ... 8 June 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John Six Months have already elapsed since I heard a syllable from you or my dear Son, and five ... 8 June 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund Yours of the Second of this Month, was brought to me, but this Moment, and I am happy to ... 9 June 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur Your Favours of June 2d and 5th are now before me: that of 29 March, I have answered if I ... 10 June 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur I have the Honour of your Letter from Paris of the fifth of this Month, in which you inform ... 11 June 1779 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I have just now deliver'd to your Friend Genl. Warren of the Navy-Board, a Pacquet from ... 12 June 1779 Adams, John to Jenings, Edmund This Moment I received yours of the 16 as it is dated, but I suppose was the 10. You cannot ... 12 June 1779 Adams, John Last night, the Chevalier de La Luzerne arrived, and took Lodgings at the Epee Royal, in a ... 13 June 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I shall not look through my Almanac to see whether I have written to you 22 or 24 Letters, I ... 13 June 1779 Warren, James to Adams, John The Providence Frigate, and a Packet have been long held in readiness to proceed to France. ... 13 June 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I shall not look through the Notes in my Almanac to see whether I have written to you 22 or ... 13 June 1779 Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de to Adams, John You have permitted me to entrust you with the purchase of land in America with the proceeds ... 13 June 1779 Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de to Adams, John Vous m'avez permis de vous charger de m'acheter des terres en Amerique du produit de 32. ... 13 June 1779 Adams, John to Lee, Arthur Since my Letter to you of the 9th. looking over the Answer to the Letter inclosed in it, I ... 14 June 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have been often disappointed, and therefore cannot be perfectly sure now: but my Baggage ... 15 June 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John Desirous as I am of returning you my thanks for the very honorable proof you have given me ... 17 June 1779 Livingston, Muscoe to Adams, John Inclos'd is four letters which you was So obliging, as to tell Me you would take care of; ... 17 June 1779 Adams, John At 6 O Clock this Morning, Monsieur Chavan, Capitain of the Sensible, sent his Canot, on ... 18 June 1779 Adams, John The orders are to breakfast at 10., dine at 5. and sup at 10. ... 18 June 1779 Adams, John This Morning, the Monsieur a french Privateer, which sailed out from L'orient as We went ... 18 June 1779 — 26 June 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Do you love the Natural sentiments of the Heart Take them then as they flow from the pen of ... 19 June 1779 Adams, John The two Privateers, which were in Sight Yesterday, are so still with two others. ... 20 June 1779 Adams, John Two Privateers have been in sight all this day. One advanced, and fired several Guns in ... 21 June 1779 Adams, John This Morning I found Mr. Marbois recovered of his Sea Sickness. I fell into Conversation ... 22 June 1779 Adams, John We have had a fine Wind ever since We came out of L'orient, but it blows fresher today than ... 23 June 1779 Adams, John This Forenoon, fell strangely, yet very easily into Conversation with M.M. ... 24 June 1779 Adams, John Mr. Marbois told a Story of an Ecclesiastic, who pronounced a funeral oration on Marshall ... 25 June 1779 Adams, John ... 26 June 1779 Adams, John ... 27 June 1779 Adams, John ... 28 June 1779 Adams, John We have been favoured, in our Voyage hitherto, beyond my utmost Expectations. We have ... 30 June 1779 Adams, John Mr. Marbois, this Morning, upon my Enquiry, told me, that the Chevalier de la Luzerne is the ...

July

2 July 1779 Adams, John Walking this afternoon, with Mr. Marbois, upon the Quarter Deck, I said frankly to him, that ... 4 July 1779 Adams, John This Morning, having stepped out of my Cabbin, for a few Minutes, I found upon my Return, ... 6 July 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail I take up my pen this Morning to let my Friend know I have not yet seen Mr. S. Adams, but ... 6 July 1779 Montgomery, Robert to Adams, John I had the honour of adressing your Excellency the 26th Ultimo advising that by the officious ... 7 July 1779 Austin, Jonathan Loring to Adams, John When Individuals emerge from Difficulties, and by a happy turn of Fortune, suddenly find ... 14 July 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail My Friends anxity I Wonder not at. Wish I could say anything that would Give that Relief her ... 15 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James I wrote to Mr. S A—— the same day I received your Letter, but not a syllable of information ... 16 July 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail The above is an Extract from a Letter of Ar. Lee to Mr. S. Adams and tho Mr. Lee writes ... 16 July 1779 Adams, John Since I have been in this Ship I have read Robertsons History of America in 4 Volumes, in ... 17 July 1779 Adams, John Three Days past We have sounded for the Grand bane but have not found it. By the Reckonings ... 19 July 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Your Favor of June 18/26 is this Hour come to hand. ... 20 July 1779 Adams, John I was struck with these Words in a Letter from the President Jeannin to M. Bellegarde of 28 ... 28 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Your favour of july 16 this moment received the contents of which have awakend in my Bosom ... 29 July 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John This Morning your Vigalent and invariable Friend wrote you a long letter which makes it ... 29 July 1779 Warren, James to Adams, John I am Told that in the few Letters which have been received from you here you Complain ... 30 July 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, Samuel As your good Lady had promised me the favour of a visit before your return to your Native ... 30 July 1779 Adams, John We are not yet arrived to the Bane of St. George. Calms, contrary Winds &c. detain Us. Saw a ... 31 July 1779 Adams, Samuel to Adams, Abigail Mr. Saml. Adams and Mrs. Adams present their most friendly Regards to Mrs. Adams of ... 31 July 1779 Adams, John Found Bottom this Morning on St. Georges Bane. The Weather, the Wind, the Discovery of our ...

August

3 August 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress On the Twenty Eighth of February, I had the Honour of writing to Congress, informing them of ... 3 August 1779 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis A few days ago, I was favoured with your obliging Letter of 29 July, and am much obliged to ... 4 August 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress At the Close of the Service, on which Congress have done me the Honour to Send me, it may ... 6 August 1779 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, Abigail Beneath the shady Forrest of Ele River, while my Best Friend has walked towards the Fertile ... 7 August 1779 La Luzerne, Anne César, Chevalier de to Adams, John Le Chevalier de la Luzerne et m. de marbois sont bien sensibles au souvenir de Monsieur ... 7 August 1779 La Luzerne, Anne César, Chevalier de to Adams, John The Chevalier de la Luzerne and M. Marbois are very moved by the remembrance from Mr. Adams ... 9 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Indeed, my lovely anxious Friend, you lead me to doubt whether Mr. A. is really on the ... 10 August 1779 Braintree, town of The Inhabitants of the Town of Braintree, being Legally Assembled on the Ninth day of August ... 11 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail This Evening I have satisfactory Intelligence of the real Embarkation of your very dear ... 13 August 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James Since I have had Opportunity to converse, a little in this Country, and to read a few ... 19 August 1779 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John The same Opinion of your Abilities and Zeal for our country which made me rejoice in your ... 20 August 1779 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John Had I not expected you here before this Time, on your Way to Philadelphia, where I conceived ... 20 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Favors of Decr. 19, Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 the 1st. on ... 24 August 1779 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I have only Time by this Days post to express the pleasure I feel on the News of your safe ... 24 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I am much chagrined at not having a Line about you by last Post. I did not expect one from ... 27 August 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I have written, many Times to you, Since I left you, but have never received one Line, ... 31 August 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I yesterday received yours of May 14 from L'Orient and Aug. 13th. from Braintree with ...

September

3 September 1779 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I most cordially congratulate You on Your safe Arrival to your Country, Family and Friends. ... 4 September 1779 Knox, Henry to Adams, John To the numerous congratulations which you have received on your safe arrival in America, ... 7 September 1779 President of Congress to Adams, John On the 20th. August last I had the Pleasure of recieving and communicating to Congress your ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Rush, Benjamin I am indebted to you, for more Letters than I can repay at present. But declaring myself a ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Roberdeau, Daniel I have not the less Affection for you, not the less pleasing Remembrance of the social Hours ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress Looking over the printed Journals of Congress of the fifteenth day of last April, I find in ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Marchant, Henry A few Days before I Sailed from America, I had the Pleasure of a Letter from you, on the ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James By the last Post, I had the Pleasure of yours of August 20 and 24. It was not for Want of ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Laurens, Henry I had the Pleasure of a very agreable private Letter from you, while in Paris, which I ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I received by last Post your obliging Letter of 24 of August. The sight of your Hand ... 10 September 1779 Adams, John to Belton, Jonas I have received your Letter of the 14 of August, and have the Pleasure in Answer to it, to ... 11 September 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Early last Fall, in Conversation with Several Gentlemen, who are acquainted with Ministers ... 11 September 1779 Adams, John to Warren, James I was told in Boston that Mr. Avery and Mr. Wendell had been proposed for Judges of the ... 11 September 1779 Adams, John to Whipple, William How do ye? Here I am, after, escaping storms, thunder, lightning, the Gulph Stream British ... 13 September 1779 Adams, John to Massachusetts Council While I resided at Paris, I had an opportunity of procuring from London, exact Information, ... 14 September 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Your favor of Aug. 4 came yesterday to hand with the Pamphlets. If the Chevalier does not ... 19 September 1779 Adams, John ... 19 September 1779 Adams, John By the last Post, I had the Honour of a Letter, from your secretary, inclosing, by your ... 19 September 1779 Adams, John to Rush, Benjamin I had the Pleasure of yours of August 19, by the last Post, and thank you for your kind ... 19 September 1779 Adams, John to Knox, Henry I have had the Honour of your Letter of the 4th of this Month, and I thank you for your ... 20 September 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I have transmitted my Account to the Board of Treasury, according to their Directions ... 20 September 1779 Adams, John to McKean, Thomas It is a long Time, Since I had the Pleasure to see you, but my Esteem is not at all ... 21 September 1779 Adams, John to Holker, John A Day or two before my Embarkation at L'orient, Mr. Chaumont came to me and told me that he ... 21 September 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James In one of your late Letters, you hope that a Treaty with Spain, will Soon be made. I wish I ... 21 September 1779 Adams, John to Lowell, John I am uncertain whether you said you should sett off for Philadelphia on Wednesday or ... 21 September 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John By a Letter from one of the most lovely of Women in your Quarter of the Continent, I find ... 23 September 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress I had Yesterday the Honour of your Letter of the Seventh of this Month. I thank you, sir, ... 23 September 1779 Adams, John to Chase, Samuel I had yesterday the Pleasure of your kind Letter of the 2d of this Month. I should not have ... 24 September 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John I cannot omit this opportunity of congratulating you, on your being again in the bosom of ... 27 September 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Not knowing, my dear Sir, how certain Things now in agitation may this day be terminated ... 28 September 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Yesterday in Whispers the proposal was made to send JA to Spain, the Baloting for that ... 28 September 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Mr. Jay having resigned the Chair on account of other public Engagements, the Honble. Mr. ... 29 September 1779 Barbé-Marbois, François de to Adams, John printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:174 (JA's English translation); for the French text, ... 29 September 1779 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John It is with the greatest pleasure, that I inform You of the late Arrangement of our foreign ... 29 September 1779 La Luzerne, Anne César, Chevalier de to Adams, John printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:173–174 (JA's English translation); for the French ... 29 September 1779 Adams, John printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:178–180; illustration of the peace commission facing ...

October

1 October 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John The Resolve of the 26th. of Sepr. for appointing a Minister plenipotentiary for Spain was ... 2 October 1779 Marchant, Henry L. to Adams, John By the last Post I was highly gratified by your kind and very polite Favour of the 10th. of ... 4 October 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James I have heard much of your Deliberations concerning a Peace—and you drop Hints to me, of ... 4 October 1779 Laurens, Henry to Adams, John The receipt and perusal of your favour of 10th Ultimo afforded me a very high ... 5 October 1779 Adams, John to Chaumont, Jacques Donatien, Leray de As the Sensible is expected to sail in a few days, it is proper that I should embrace the ... 6 October 1779 Adams, John to Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de The Sensible intending to Sail in a few Days, it is my Duty to embrace the Opportunity of ... 8 October 1779 Lee, Richard Henry to Adams, John I congratulate you most sincerely on your safe return to your family and your country. I ... 10 October 1779 Knox, Henry to Adams, John I received your obliging favor of the 19th last month by Mr. Lowell, for which I thank you. ... 11 October 1779 Gellée, Nicolas Maurice to Adams, John I hope this Letter will reach you safe at Home amongst your Family and Friends. Supposing ... 12 October 1779 Lowell, John to Adams, John I have but a few Minutes in which I can write, and I cannot devote one of them to any other, ... 12 October 1779 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I have received from Mr. Lowell your Accounts and Vouchers, and shall deliver them to the ... 12 October 1779 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John Accept of my thanks for your early and puntual Attention to my letter. I have ever thought ... 14 October 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I inclose to you a Peice of Intelligence perhaps altogether new. The uti possidetis offered ... 14 October 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I inclose to you the decent Fashion in which we it was yesterday opinioned to let the World ... 15 October 1779 Kalb, Johann to Adams, John I heard with a great deal of pleasure your happy return to Boston and your appointment by ... 16 October 1779 President of Congress to Adams, John Philadelphia, 16 October 1779. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:183–184. ... 16 October 1779 President of Congress to Adams, John Philadelphia, 16 October 1779. printedJA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:181–183. ... 17 October 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James And What, my dear sir, shall I say to your Favours of the 27. and 28 of september, which ... 17 October 1779 Adams, John to La Luzerne, Anne César, Chevalier de printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:175–176. ... 17 October 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge As to the Boundaries of Mass. I have asked Mr. A. about them but he did not recollect them. ... 17 October 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I am infinitely obliged to you for your Favour of 29 of september and for the Journals. ... 17 October 1779 Adams, John to Barbé-Marbois, François de Braintree, 17 October 1779. printedJA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:176–177. ... 18 October 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Looking over your Letter again, I find several Things unanswered. I should be Sorry to think ... 18 October 1779 Massachusetts Council Ordered that the honourable John Adams Esqr. have the Loan of one Qto: vol: entitled “All ... 19 October 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John I begin to be very impatient at not hearing from you; and this not barely from the Number of ... 19 October 1779 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John I cannot help troubling you with a second Answer to your letters on purpose to congratulate ... 20 October 1779 President of Congress to Adams, John I have the honour to transmit you herewith enclosed Two Commissions wherein you are ... 20 October 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress Mr. Schweighauser of Nantes, who is a Native of Switzerland, observing me, as I was, one Day ... 20 October 1779 Adams, John to UNKNOWN I expect to return to Europe, very soon, and should be very happy to carry with me such ... 20 October 1779 Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) to Cranch, Elizabeth I have began too or three letters to you but have burnt them, all for reasons that you need ... 21 October 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress So many Advantages might be derived to the united States in the Conduct of the War; in ... 25 October 1779 Govett, William to Continental Congress Mr. Adams' Letter of Aug. 3d. was referred to the Board of Treasury on the 20th. to take ... 25 October 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Yours of the 4. is before me. Mr. Dana, I think will accept. I have no personal Objection to ... 25 October 1779 Adams, John to Laurens, Henry Your Favour of the fourth of the Month, gave me great Pleasure. But I am afraid that you and ... 25 October 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James Mr. Joshua Johnson, is a Merchant settled with his Lady and Family at Nantes. I was honoured ... 25 October 1779 Adams, John to Marchant, Henry I have the Pleasure of yours of Octr. 2. Give me leave to assure you that, I never received ... 27 October 1779 Govett, William to Continental Congress Mr. Adams' Letter of Aug. 3d. was referred to the Board of Treasury on the 20th. to take ... 28 October 1779 — 31 October 1779 Adams, John Agreed upon by the Committee—to be laid before the Convention of delegates, assembled at ...

November

November 1779 Adams, John Quincy AJournalAJournal By MeJ Q AVol:1st ... 1 November 1779 Chavagnes, Bidé de to Adams, John Je me faisois une grande feste, samedy dernier, D'avoir Ihonneur de vous voir, de diner avec ... 1 November 1779 Chavagnes, Bidé de to Adams, John I was greatly looking forward to having the honor of seeing you, dining with you, and ... 1 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Your Favor of Octr. 17th. came this day to hand by the Post and contains such flattering ... 4 November 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress printedJA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:177–178. ... 4 November 1779 Adams, John to Lowell, John I thank you for your Favour of the 12 Oct. and for the Trouble you took in conveying my ... 4 November 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James Yours of Octr. 14, and 19, are received. The Exposé des Motifs, is indeed news to me. I ... 4 November 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Yours of Octr. 12 has been, seven days, by me. Am happy to learn that my Accounts and ... 4 November 1779 Adams, John to Rush, Benjamin Your favours of Octr. 12 and 19 are before me. I should not have left the first Seven days ... 5 November 1779 Adams, John to Chavagnes, Bidé de I have received all my Dispatches from Congress, and shall be ready to embark, and sail with ... 5 November 1779 Adams, John On the fifth of November 1779 I wrote to the Chevalier De Chavagne the Captain of the French ... 7 November 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress I have the Honour to enclose to Congress Copy, of the Letter Book of the Commissioners at ... 8 November 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge The Letters inclosed on the Spirit and Resources of G.B. were written by Edmund Jennings Esq.... 8 November 1779 McKean, Thomas to Adams, John On my return from the circuit a few days ago I was honoured with your letter of the 20th. ... 12 November 1779 Chavagnes, Bidé de to Adams, John D'après lespece de certitude que m'avoit donné monsieur allaine que j aurois Ihonneur et le ... 12 November 1779 Chavagnes, Bidé de to Adams, John Mr. Allen's assurance that I would have the honor and pleasure of seeing and dining with you ... 12 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy A Journal by J Q AFrom AmericatoSpain VOL. Ist.begun Friday12th. of November1779 ... 12 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning at about 11 o clock I took leave of my Mamma, my Sister, and Brother Tommy, and ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy To day at about 1 o clock Pappa, and my Brother Charles, came to town, and at about 5 o ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John Took Leave of my Family, and rode to Boston with my Son Charles, nine years of Age last May. ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John On the Thirteenth day of November 1779, I had again the melancholly Tryal of taking Leave of ... 13 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail I have just sent Mr. Thaxter, Johnny and Stephens with the Things on Board. I shall go with ... 14 November 1779 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John The very kind Readiness which you express'd to me, to allow my Grandson to be a Companion to ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel This Moment I recieved your kind favor of this day's date. Coll. Johonnot and my young ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John to Wendell, Oliver Mr. Adams, has this Moment Mr. Wendells Billet, and in answer Says, that Mr. Brattle came to ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a great number of Gentlemen came on board, and amongst others Col Johonnot, ... 14 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John My habitation, how disconsolate it looks! My table I set down to it but cannot swallow my ... 14 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We got all on Board last night, and began to make our Arrangements. Mr. Thaxter and Johnny, ... 15 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a brig and a schooner went out I suppose after wood to the eastward. About 8 o ... 15 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have a fine Wind, and in the Course of this Afternoon and Night expect to be clear of ... 16 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, John Not a Line by yesterday's Post from either you or Mr. Dana; nor indeed from any Person ... 16 November 1779 Adams, John Found a Grammar, entitled, Élémens de la Langue Angloise, ou Méthode pratique, pour ... 18 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy Yesterday and day before there was nothing remarkable only that all day yesterday there was ... 18 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James In a Letter from my Dear absent Friend the day before he saild dated on Board the Frigate he ... 19 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy 12 o clock. The Gale continues. Nothing else remarkable. 6 o clock. The wind has abated a ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail A brave fellow from Boston Captn. Carr, gives me an Opportunity of writing one Line, to let ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Abigail This moment gives me an Opportunity of writing to you but I have very little to write. We ... 20 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about 6 o clock spy'd a sail about 2 miles off. We sent the courier de L'europe ... 21 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy Nothing remarkable to day except calm all day. 6 o clock. It begins to freshen. We go about ... 22 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy A fresh breeze all day from the SSE. The Captain says we are about fifty Leagues from the ... 23 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail Instead of sending the inclosed to the Navy Board I shall from Time to Time direct them as ... 23 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy The weather is very much like that of the Bank. The Courier has taken two fish. At twelve o ... 24 November 1779 Adams, John November 24 1779. We were on the Grand Bank of Newfound Land, and about this time, We spoke ... 24 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning the Courier lost herself in the fog but at about ten o clock we found her again.... 24 November 1779 Adams, John On the grand Bank of New Found Land.—A few days ago, We spoke an American Privateer, the ... 25 November 1779 Adams, John Arose at 4. A fair Wind and good Weather. We have passed the Grand Bank, sounded Yesterday ... 25 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about nine o clock the courier lost her foretopmast. About twelve o clock she ... 25 November 1779 Adams, John November 25. 1779. The Wind was fair and the Weather pleasant. We had passed the Grand Bank, ... 26 November 1779 Adams, John Leur Gouvernement, (des Bataviennes) fut un Malange de Monarchie, d'aristocratie, et ... 26 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning a very fresh breeze from the N.W. 7 o clock. We now go 12 knots an hour; every ... 27 November 1779 Lovell, James to Adams, Abigail I cannot recollect whether I sent No. 31 before. I promised your Husband to continue to ... 27 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy I could not write any more yesterday because a Gale of wind came on which hinder'd me but to ... 28 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy 6 o clock. Calm and cloudy. 9 o clock. It begins to freshen. 6 o clock P.M. A very fresh ... 29 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy The ship is very leaky. The passengers are all called to the Pump four times per day. 8 o ... 29 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lowell, John Before Mr. Adams left me he mentiond 2 or 3 gentlemen to me to whom he would have me apply ... 29 November 1779 Adams, Abigail to Wendell, Oliver My dear Mr. Adams when he left me recommended Mr. Wendle to me as one of those Friends he ... 29 November 1779 Wendell, Oliver to Adams, Abigail Mr. Adams gave me real Pleasure when he told me it was in my Power to render any Service to ... 30 November 1779 Adams, John Quincy To day a middling breeze from the S.E or SSE. At 12 o clock to day being at the Pump there ...

December

1 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy We housed all the Guns to day because she rolled a great deal. A fresh breeze from the S.S.E.... 2 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A fresh breeze from the South. Continual Squalls thunder and lightning. 6 o clock PM. The ... 3 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Pleasant weather. A fresh breeze from the S.W. The Captain intends to go to Spain to search ... 4 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A middling breeze from the SW. This afternoon about four o clock a land Bird came a hovering ... 4 December 1779 Lee, Arthur to Adams, John You had an opportunity of seeing the commencement of this business of Jones and the ... 5 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A middling breeze from the S.W. We replaced our guns. We took in the Main, and forsails in ... 5 December 1779 Adams, John We are now supposed to be within 100 Leagues of Ferrol or Corunna, to one of which Places We ... 6 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning my brother Charles look'd out of Pappa's window and said he saw a flock of Wild ... 7 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Last night about nine o clock we saw a number of fish. We could not tell what they were; ... 7 December 1779 Adams, John December 7. 1779. Tuesday. About Eleven O Clock We discovered Land. Two large Mountains, one ... 7 December 1779 Adams, John About 11. O Clock discovered Land—two large Mountains, one sharp and steep, another large ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning about half after four o clock we saw a sail. At about seven o clock we could ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John December 8. 1779. Wednesday. We got into Ferrol, where We found a Squadron of French Ships ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John to Franklin, Benjamin I have the Honour to inform your Excellency, that Congress having judged it proper to ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John Got into Ferrol, where We found the french Ships of the Line, went on Board the General ... 9 December 1779 Adams, John December 9. 1779. Thursday. Went on Shore with all my Family, and took Lodgings. Dined with ... 9 December 1779 Adams, John Came on Shore with all my family. Took Lodgings. Dined with the Spanish Lieutenant General ... 9 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning My Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, Mr. Thaxter, Sammy Cooper, my brother Charles, ... 10 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon I took a walk about the town but saw nothing worth remarking. At about half ... 10 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 10 Fryday. Breakfasted for the first time on Spanish Chocolate which fully ... 10 December 1779 Adams, John Supped and slept at my Lodgings. Breakfasted on Spanish Chocolate which answers the Fame it ... 10 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Adams, John I will not omit any opportunity of writing tho ever so great an uncertainty whether it will ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I have escaped, the Rage of the Sea and the Vigilance of British Men of War, and the ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress El Ferrol, Spain, 11 December 1779. Dupl in John Thaxter's hand PCC, No. 84, 1, f. 227; ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon a Captain of one of the french men of War came and very politely invited me on ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail We have had an Escape again: but are arrived safely in Spain. As the Frigate will probably ... 11 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 11. I wrote to Congress the following Letter and prepared a Duplicate and ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail (daughter of JA and AA) If I could send you some of the Lemons, Oranges, or Water Melons of this Place, it would ... 12 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, Mary Middleton The enclosed Letter I send to your care. The triffel which accompanies it I ask your ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the French Consuls to ask him if he went to day. He said that it blew ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy to Adams, Thomas Boylston As I have wrote to Mamma and Sister I have but very little to write to you but I cannot let ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 12 Sunday. Walked about the Town, but there was nothing to be seen, excepting ... 12 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail The french Consul had agreed to carry me, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, and my three Children and our ... 13 December 1779 Adams, John Yesterday, I walked about the Town but there is nothing to be seen, excepting two Churches ... 13 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 13. Monday. The great Inconvenience of this Harbour is, the Entrance is so ... 13 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Very rainy all this day. It is impossible to go to Coronna to day. 10 o clock. I have been ... 13 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lovell, James Enclosed I return according to your direction a duplicate Number of the journals. Number 29 ... 14 December 1779 Adams, John Walked to the Barracks and dry docks, to shew them to Charles. The Stone of which these ... 14 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 14. Tuesday. Walked once more to the Barracks and dry Docks. The Stones with ... 14 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy The French consul was here last night (he is to go to Coronna with us). He told us that he ... 15 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 15. Wednesday. This Morning We arose at five O Clock, went over the Water in a ... 15 December 1779 Lowell, John to Adams, Abigail I received by the Return of the last Post from Philadelphia a Letter from my Friend Mr. ... 15 December 1779 Adams, John This Morning We arose at 5 or 6 O Clock, went over in a Boat, and mounted our Mules. ... 15 December 1779 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail The Reason of our being in Spain, you will, perhaps, be no stranger to, when this reaches ... 15 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at 5 o clock the Consul's servant came and wak'd us up. We dress'd and drank a ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John December 16. 1779. Thursday. This Morning the Governor of the Province of Gallicia and the ... 16 December 1779 Thaxter, John to Adams, Abigail This Afternoon I visited one of the Churches in this place; and casting my Eyes into one ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John to Adams, Abigail Last night We all arrived in this Place from Ferrol. The Distance is about twenty miles by ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John to Lagoanere, Michel I am So little acquainted with the Language and Usages of this Country that I am under a ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John to President of Congress La Coruña, Spain, 16 December 1779. RC in John Thaxter's hand PCC, No. 84, I, f. 231.; ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John to Lovell, James Providence has favoured me, with a very unexpected Visit to Spain. It is somewhat of a ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John This Morning the Governor of the Province of Gallice, and the Governor of the Town of ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I took a walk about the town to see and found that it was a much more pleasant ... 17 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 17. Fryday. The Consul conducted me to the Souvereign Court of Justice where ... 17 December 1779 Adams, John The Consul conducted me to the Souvereign Court of Justice. There are three Halls—one of ... 17 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to see the tour de fer (as the French call it and the spaniards Tour ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John Walked all round the Town, round the Wharves, Slips &c. on the Water and round the Walls vs. ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John to Cermeño, Don Pedro Martin Mr. Adams presents his Compliments to the Governor of Corunna, and informs him according to ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning I went to the French Consul's and from there to the Governor's of this place. ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John to Lagoanere, Michel I thank you for your ready Answer to my Letter of the Sixteenth and for the Itinerary. ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 18. Saturday. Walked all round the Town, the Wharves, Slips &c. on the Water ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon we all went to the Consuls where we dined. There were 16 Gentlemen 51 dishes, ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John Dined, with Monsieur De Tournelle the French Consul, in Company, with all my Family, the ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John to Detournelle, M. I have received So many Civilities, of various Kinds from you, and the Vice Consul at ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 19. Sunday. Dined with Monsieur De Tournelle, with all my Family. The Regent, ... 20 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 20. Monday. We went to the Audiencia, where We found the four Judges sitting ... 20 December 1779 Adams, John Went to the Audiencia, where We saw the four Judges setting in their Robes, the Advocates in ... 20 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Very rainy all this forenoon. This morning Pappa, Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen and Mr. Thaxter went ... 21 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This forenoon Sammy Cooper Charles and I went to the Consul's in order to go a Gunning. The ... 22 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 22. Wednesday. Drank Tea at Senior Lagoaneres. Saw the Ladies drink Chocolate ... 22 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Rain'd all day with intermissions. At about 3 o clock PM we went a Gunning with Flamand. We ... 22 December 1779 Adams, John Drank Tea, at Senior Lagoaneres. Saw the Ladies drink Chocolat in the Spanish Fashion. ... 23 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy A good day. At about 11 o clock we saw a Sail and at one o clock we saw a nother one of ... 24 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 24. Fryday. Dined on board the Bellepoule with the Officers of that Ship and ... 24 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning a Spanish 80 Gun Ship went out of this harbour. At about 10 o clock the Consul ... 24 December 1779 Adams, John Dined on Board the Bellepoule, with the Officers of the Galatea and the Bellepoule. ... 25 December 1779 Adams, John Went to the Palace, at 11. o Clock, to take my Leave of his Excellency. Mr. O Heir the ... 25 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 25. Saturday. Christmas. At Eleven O Clock I went to the Palace to take Leave ... 25 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This is a great day with the Roman Catholics. “Fete de Nouailles” Christmas. However I find ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 26. Sunday. The General, the Governor, the French Consul and Mr. Lagoanere, ... 26 December 1779 Lagoanere, Michel to Adams, John J'ai crû devoir differer de repondre a la depeche que Vôtre Excellence m'a fait l'honneur de ... 26 December 1779 Lagoanere, Michel to Adams, John I thought that I should postpone answering the letter of 18 December, which Your Excellency ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This Morning Mr. Lagoanere came to our lodgings and told us that we should go at one o clock ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy Their were three Carriages all drawn by Mules, two at each carriage and each carriage ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John At half after two, We mounted our Carriages and Mules, and rode four Leagues to Betanzos, ... 27 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at six o clock our ears were assaulted by “Tis time to get up.” If the Guide ... 27 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 27. Monday. We travelled from Betanzos to Castillano. The roads still ... 27 December 1779 Adams, John Travelled from Betanzos to Castillano. The Roads still mountainous and rocky. We broke one ... 27 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Lowell, John Your very polite reply to my Letter demands my acknowledgment. If I should find myself ... 27 December 1779 Adams, Abigail to Wendell, Oliver Your obligeing reply to my request demands my Thanks. I have taken the Liberty of sending 5 ... 28 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning we got up at 6 and were stirring at 8. Mr. Dana, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Thaxter ... 28 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 28. Tuesday. We went from Castilliana to Baamonde, and found the first part of ... 28 December 1779 Adams, John Went from Castillan to Baamonde. The first Part of the Road, very bad, the latter Part ... 28 December 1779 Lloyd, Richard B. to Adams, John Having just heard of your being returned to Paris, I take the earliest opportunity to offer ... 29 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning at about 8 o clock we set away from Baamonde and travell'd on. At twelve o ... 30 December 1779 Adams, John At Lugo, where We arrived Yesterday. We passed Yesterday the River Minho which originates in ... 30 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy This morning we all got up at 3 o clock but did not set out till 7. We went over several ... 30 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 30 Thursday. We went to see the Cathedral Church at Lugo which is very rich.—A ... 31 December 1779 Wendell, Oliver to Adams, Abigail Mr. Cranch deliver'd me your Letter with the five french Guineaus which at the Insurance ... 31 December 1779 Adams, John Rode from Galliego to Sebrero, Seven Leagues. The Journey Yesterday and to day has been very ... 31 December 1779 Adams, John Quincy We had nothing worth remarking to day except we kept ascending all day and we are now at the ... 31 December 1779 Adams, John 1779 December 31. Fryday. We rode from Galliego to Sebrero, seven Leagues. Our Journey was ...