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Diary of John Adams, Volume 3

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1782

[April 1782]

[September 1782]

[October 1782]

1 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Boreel a Deputy to the States General from the Province of Holland, with Lt. ... 2 October 1782 Adams, John Walked Yesterday to the House in the Woods in the rain. To day will dine with me Comte ... 3 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Vanderdussen, Lt. General of the Cavalry, in Company with Mr. De Llano ... 5 October 1782 Adams, John In conference with the Grand Pensionary Bleiswick. He told me, it was determined to sign the ... 7 October 1782 Adams, John Mr. Dumas has been out, upon the Discovery.—Neither Mr. V. nor Mr. G. could guess the ... 8 October 1782 Adams, John Mr. D. is indefatigable in his Way. He visits, every Day, the French Ambassador, Mr. G., Mr. ... 9 October 1782 Adams, John Went this Morning to the Secretary Fagel and returned him the original Treaty, and the ... 10 October 1782 Adams, John The Comte de Sanafé wrote a Card to Mr. Dumas desiring a Copy in French of the 22d Article. ... 11 October 1782 Adams, John C.S. came in familiarly at Breakfast, and I had a hours Conversation with him upon the ... 12 October 1782 Adams, John Spent the day in signing Obligations and packing the Treaties and dispatches. ... 13 October 1782 Adams, John Sent 3 Copies of the Treaty of Commerce and as many of the Convention concerning Recaptures, ... 14 October 1782 Adams, John Not long after my Reception here I was invited by Mr. Le Vaillant At Amsterdam, to dine with ... 15 October 1782 Adams, John This Morning at 10 made my Visit to the President Van Randwick of Guelderland to take Leave ... 16 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with the Baron De Linden de Blitterswick, the first Noble of Zealand. Llano, Almeida, ... 17 October 1782 Adams, John Began my Journey to Paris from the Hague, dined at Harlem and drank Tea at five O Clock at ... 18 October 1782 Adams, John Sat off, at ten from the Arms of Amsterdam with Mr. John Thaxter and Mr. Charles Storer. ... 19 October 1782 Adams, John From Utrecht to Gorcum is 8 Leagues. Here we dined, at the Doele kept by Mr. Van Dongen. He ... 20 October 1782 Adams, John Rising early this Morning and ringing for a Servant, was told that my Servant and most of ... 21 October 1782 Adams, John Went to the Cathedral Church, where We saw the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the famous ... 22 October 1782 Adams, John Visited Mr. William Lee, in the Place de St. Mitchell with Mr. Jennings. Mr. Lee said that ... 23 October 1782 Adams, John Rode to Mons in a great Rain, dined at the Couronne De L'Impereur, very well and very cheap, ... 24 October 1782 Adams, John Visited the Church at Valenciennes. Saw a notre Dame De Hall. She appears pregnant. A ... 25 October 1782 Adams, John Dined at Gourney. Carriage broke again. Arrived at Night, at Pont-Sainte-Maxence, two Posts ... 26 October 1782 Adams, John Parted from Pont Sainte Maxence, for Chantilly. The distance is two Postes, and We found the ... 27 October 1782 Adams, John Went into the Bath, upon the Seine, not far from the Pont Royal, opposite the Tuilleries. ... 28 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Allen. ... 29 October 1782 Adams, John Dined at the Hotel du Roi. Mr. R. dined with Us. In the Evening, I went out to Passy to make ... 30 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Jay. ... 31 October 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Oswald. Dr. F., Mr. Jay, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Stretchy, Mr. Roberts and Mr. ...

[November 1782]

1 November 1782 Adams, John Dined at Passy with Mr. F. ... 2 November 1782 Adams, John Mr. Oswald, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Jay, Mr. Strechy, Mr. W. Franklin, dined with me at the Hotel ... 3 November 1782 Adams, John In my first Conversation with Franklin on Tuesday Evening last, he told me of Mr. Oswalds ... 4 November 1782 Adams, John Called on J. and went to Oswalds and spent with him and Stretchy from 11. to 3. in ... 5 November 1782 Adams, John Mr. Jay likes Frenchmen as little as Mr. Lee and Mr. Izard did. He says they are ... 9 November 1782 Adams, John The M. de la Fayette came in, and told me he had been to Versailles and in Consultation with ... 10 November 1782 Adams, John Accordingly at 8 this Morning I went and waited on the Comte. He asked me, how We went on ... 11 November 1782 Adams, John Mr. Whitefoord the Secretary of Mr. Oswald came a second Time, not having found me at home ... 12 November 1782 Adams, John Dined with the Abby Chalut and Arnoux. The Farmer General, and his Daughter, Dr. ... 13 November 1782 Adams, John This is the Anniversary of my quitting home. Three Years are compleated. Oh when ... 14 November 1782 Adams, John ... 17 November 1782 Adams, John Have spent several Days in copying Mr. Jays dispatches. ... 18 November 1782 Adams, John Returned Mr. Oswalds Visit. He says Mr. Stratchey who sat out the 5 did not reach London ... 19 November 1782 Adams, John In the Morning Mr. Jay called and took me with him in his Carriage to Versailles. ... 20 November 1782 Adams, John Dr. Franklin came in, and We fell into Conversation. From one Thing to another, We ... 21 November 1782 Adams, John Paid a Visit to Mr. Brantzen, and then to the Comte de Linden; spent 2 hours with ... 22 November 1782 Adams, John Made a Visit to Dr. Bancroft, and spent an hour or two with him. Mr. Walpole he ... 23 November 1782 Adams, John Mr. Jay called at 10 and went out with me to Passy to meet the Marquis de la ... 25 November 1782 Adams, John Dr. F., Mr. J. and myself at 11. met at Mr. Oswalds Lodgings. ... 26 November 1782 Adams, John Breakfasted at Mr. Jays, with Dr. Franklin, in Consultation upon the Propositions made to Us ... 27 November 1782 Adams, John Mr. Benjamin Vaughan came in, returned from London where he had seen Lord Shelburne. ... 28 November 1782 Adams, John This Morning I have drawn up, the following Project― ... 29 November 1782 Adams, John Met Mr. Fitsherbert, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Jay, Mr. Laurens and Mr. Stratchey at Mr. ... 30 November 1782 Adams, John We met first at Mr. Jays, then at Mr. Oswalds, examined and compared the Treaties. Mr. ...

[December 1782]

1 December 1782 — 2 December 1782 Adams, John Made many Visits &c. ... 3 December 1782 Adams, John Visited Mr. Brantzen Hotel de la Chine. Mr. Brantzen asked me, how We went on. I told him We ... 4 December 1782 Adams, John It is proper that I should note here, that in the Beginning of the Year 1780, soon after my ... 5 December 1782 Adams, John The Duke de la Vauguion came in. He says that France and England are agreed, and ... 6 December 1782 Adams, John Spent the Evening with Mr. Laurens, at his own Lodgings hotel de York and on a ... 7 December 1782 Adams, John Dined with my Family, at the Place Vendome the Abby Chaluts. An Abby there crys ... 8 December 1782 Adams, John At home all Day. Mr. Jennings, Mr. Grand Pere et Fils, Mr. Mason and Mr. Hoops ... 9 December 1782 Adams, John Visited C. Sarsfield who lent me his Notes upon America. Visited Mr. Jay, Mr. ... 10 December 1782 Adams, John Visited Mr. Oswald, to enquire what News from England. He had the Courier de L'Europe in ... 11 December 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Laurens. ... 12 December 1782 Adams, John Met at Mr. Laurens's, and signed the Letter, I had drawn up to Mr. Dana, which I sent off ... 13 December 1782 Adams, John I went first to Mr. Jay, and made some Additions to the joint Letter, which I carried first ... 14 December 1782 Adams, John ... 15 December 1782 Adams, John ... 16 December 1782 Adams, John Mr. Fitsherbert and Mr. Oswald, Mr. Laurens &c. dined with me. ... 17 December 1782 Adams, John The 4 Commissioners dined with Mr. Fitsherbert. Ld. Mountnorris a celebrated Speaker in the ... 19 December 1782 Adams, John Visited M. Louis Secretary of the Royal Colledge of Surgery, in order to form a ... 20 December 1782 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Laurens. ... 21 December 1782 Adams, John Visited Mr. Jay and then went out to Passy to shew Dr. Franklin, Mr. Dana's Letter. The Dr. ... 22 December 1782 Adams, John Made several Visits &c. ... 23 December 1782 Adams, John Received from Monsieur Geoffroy, Docteur Regent de la Faculté de Medicine de Paris, a Letter ... 24 December 1782 Adams, John There are Men who carry the Countenance and Air of Boys through Life. ... 25 December 1782 Adams, John ... 26 December 1782 Adams, John Mr. Brantzen call'd upon me, at one. He says that Mr. Fitzherbert and he are yet a great Way ...

1783

[January 1783]

[February 1783]

[March 1783]

[April 1783]

[May 1783]

1 May 1783 Adams, John Dined with the Marquis de la Fayette, with the other American Ministers and others. ... 2 May 1783 Adams, John Mr. Hartley came in to introduce to me his Secretary Mr. Hammond, whom he introduced also to ... 3 May 1783 Adams, John When We met Mr. Hartley on Tuesday last at Mr. Laurens's, I first saw and first heard of Mr. ... 5 May 1783 Adams, John Dined with my Family at C. Sarsefields. The Dukes de la Vauguion and de la Rochefaucault, Mr.... 6 May 1783 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Jays. Lt. General Mellville, who is here to solicit for the Inhabitants of ... 7 May 1783 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Caluns Calonne's. ... 8 May 1783 Adams, John The Duke de la Vauguion and Mr. Hartley, Mr. Laurens and Jay, Mr. Barclay and Ridley, dined ... 9 May 1783 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Laurens, with a large Company. The M. de la Fayette shewed me, the Beginning ... 10 May 1783 Adams, John Dined with the M. de la Fayette, with a large American Company. ... 19 May 1783 Adams, John The American Ministers met Mr. Hartley at my House, and he shewed Us his Commission and We ... 20 May 1783 Adams, John Saw Philadelphia Papers to the 12 of April. The Corvette dispatched from Cadiz by the Comte ... 21 May 1783 Adams, John What is it, in the Air, which burns? When We blow a Spark with the Bellows, it spreads. We ... 22 May 1783 Adams, John This Morning I drew the following Letters to be laid before the Ministers this Evening. ... 23 May 1783 Adams, John Last Evening, the American Ministers and Secretary met, again at my House, and signed the ... 25 May 1783 Adams, John Mr. Hartley came in, and shew me a Letter concerning his Beloved Sister whose Case is very ... 26 May 1783 Adams, John I hope for News to day, from the Hague. ...

[June 1783]

[July 1783]

[September 1783]

[October 1783]

1784

Abigail Adams’ Diary of her Voyage from Boston to Deal, 20 June–20 July 1784Abigail Adams' Diary of her Voyage from Boston to Deal, 20 June–20 July 1784

[July 1784]

[John Adams’ Diary resumes.] John Adams' Diary resumes.

[July 1784]

[August 1784]

[Diary narrative spanning dates]

1785

1786

[March 1786]

[April 1786]

[June 1786]

[July 1786]

1787

1788

[Diary narrative spanning dates]Abigail Adams' Diary of her Return Voyage to America, 30 March–1 May 1788

1789

1790

1790

1791

1795

1796

[June 1796]

[July 1796]

12 July 1796 Adams, John Yesterday mow'd all the Grass on Stony field Hill. To day ploughing for Hilling among the ... 13 July 1796 Adams, John My new Barn is to be raised this Afternoon, a Rod or two from my Fathers which he built when ... 14 July 1796 Adams, John The Wind N.W. after a fine rain. A firing of Cannon this morning in the Harbour. I arose by ... 15 July 1796 Adams, John A very heavy Shower of Rain. Thunder in the morning. Billings still unable to work—goes over ... 16 July 1796 Adams, John Paid off Puffer, for Eleven Days Works at a Dollar a Day. Trask and Stetson at work in the ... 17 July 1796 Adams, John Warm but clear. Billings at home but running down Cellar for Cyder. ... 18 July 1796 Adams, John Billings is at hoe. The Kitchen Folk say he is steady. A terrible drunken distracted Week he ... 19 July 1796 Adams, John A plentifull Shower of Rain with Thunder and Lightning this Morning. Took a Tea spoonful of ... 20 July 1796 Adams, John Rode to the Swamp, at the Top of Penns hill. Trask is mowing the Bushes, cutting the Trees, ... 21 July 1796 Adams, John Sullivan Lathrop and Bass carting earth into the Yard from the Ground which is to be thrown ... 22 July 1796 Adams, John Billings sober and steady, persevering in his declaration that he will not drink, these 12 ... 23 July 1796 Adams, John Rode down to the Barley and Black grass at the Beach. The Barley is better than I hoped. The ... 24 July 1796 Adams, John We are to have for a Preacher a Mr. Whitcomb. ... 25 July 1796 Adams, John Dull Weather but no Rain. The Lathrops with the Team are going to the Swamp on Penns Hill ... 26 July 1796 Adams, John Cloudy and begins to rain, the Wind at N.E. The Men gone up the Hill to rake the Barley. ... 27 July 1796 Adams, John Billings and Sullivan making and liming an heap of Manure. They compounded it, of Earth ... 28 July 1796 Adams, John Billings and Sullivan are gone to the Beech for a Load of Seaweed to put into their Hill of ... 29 July 1796 Adams, John Hot after Thunder, Lightening and an Hours Rain. The two Lathrops threshing. Billing and ... 30 July 1796 Adams, John All hands carting Earth and making Compost, i.e. 4 hands Billings, Bass and the two Lathrops.... 31 July 1796 Adams, John A fine N.W. Wind, pure Air, clear Sky, and bright Sun. Reading the second Volume of ...

[August 1796]

1 August 1796 Adams, John Hands all gone to finish our Equinoctial Line of Wall as Billings calls it.—Hot, sultry, ... 2 August 1796 Adams, John Wrote to Mr. Sullivan by Dr. Tufts an Answer to his Inquiries concerning Mitchels Map and St.... 3 August 1796 Adams, John Brisler is going to Squantum and Long Island, for my Twin Oxen who are reprieved for a Year. ... 4 August 1796 Adams, John Of all the Summers of my Life, this has been the freest from Care, Anxiety and Vexation to ... 5 August 1796 Adams, John A fine day. I have finished Petrarch. Walked up to the new Barn and over to the old Plain. ... 6 August 1796 Adams, John Billings and Bass off by Day for Seaweed. Twin oxen sent to be shod. ... 7 August 1796 Adams, John I am reading a Work of Cicero that I remember not to have read before. It is intituled M. ... 8 August 1796 Adams, John Billing and Bass gone to mowing Salt Grass at the Beach Meadow. T. Lothrop unloading the Sea ... 9 August 1796 Adams, John 4 hands mowing Salt Grass. Finished the Beach Meadow. Trask mowing Bushes to make room for ... 10 August 1796 Adams, John Billing and Bass collecting Compost. Brought up two Loads of Seaweed and carted several ... 11 August 1796 Adams, John Mr. Howell lodged with Us and spent the whole Morning in Conversation concerning the Affairs ... 12 August 1796 Adams, John Billing, Bass and Sullivan carting Salt Hay from the Beech Marsh. Tirell and Th. Lothrop ... 13 August 1796 Adams, John Three Load of Salt Hay Yesterday from the Beach Marsh. Got in 51 Bushells of Barley winnowed ... 14 August 1796 Adams, John The Weather hot and dry. ... 15 August 1796 Adams, John My Team met the Abington Team at the Bars, and plough'd the Baulk between Burrells Corn and ... 16 August 1796 Adams, John Mr. Reed and Mr. Gurney with Billings ploughing below the lower Garden with 9 Cattle, and ... 17 August 1796 Adams, John Seven Yoke of Oxen and a Horse, Mr. Reed, Mr. Gurney, Mr. Billings, Mr. Brisler, Sullivan ... 18 August 1796 Adams, John Ten Yoke of Oxen and ten Men ploughing in the Meadow below my House. ... 19 August 1796 Adams, John Ten Yoke of Oxen and twelve hands ploughing in the meadow. It is astonishing that such a ... 20 August 1796 Adams, John Bracket and Vinton left me. We procured Captn. Baxters Oxen and William Field Junr. and went ... 21 August 1796 Adams, John The hottest day. Unwell. ... 22 August 1796 Adams, John Mr. Otis and Family went to Boston. Mr. C. Storer and Mr. Storrow breakfasted. ... 23 August 1796 Adams, John All hands and Tirrell, upon the Wall—carting Stones and Earth &c. Went down to Mr. Quincys ... 24 August 1796 Adams, John Billings, Bass and the Lothrops upon the Wall. The blacks going to pick Apples. I took ... 25 August 1796 Adams, John Billings, Bass and the two Lothrops all this Week upon the Wall over the Way. They make ... 26 August 1796 Adams, John Cloudy. Wind. N.E. but not rainy. The shower last night has refreshed Us. The Corn, the ... 27 August 1796 Adams, John Sullivan carting Seaweed, spread one Load among the red Loam in the Cavity in the Yard. ... 28 August 1796 Adams, John Hot. Went not out. Mr. Strong preached. Reading Bryants Analysis of ancient Mythology. ... 29 August 1796 Adams, John Warm. Billings, Bass and two Sullivans with James on the Wall. Carted 9 or 10 Load of ... 30 August 1796 Adams, John Prospect of another hot day. Pursuing the Wall. Tirrell worked with our Men. Trask cutting ... 31 August 1796 Adams, John Wind north and Air cold. Working on the high Ways. Carried a great Part of my gravel and ...

[September 1796]

1804

Autobiography of John Adams

AutobiographyAutobiography of John AdamsPart One: To October 1776

5 October 1802 Adams, John Begun Oct. 5. 1802. ... 1 January 1734 — 31 December 1802 Adams, John My Father married Susanna Boylston in October 1734, and on the 19th of October 1735 I was ... 1 January 1751 — 30 November 1804 Adams, John Continued November 30. 1804. ... 1 January 1755 — 31 December 1755 Adams, John The two last years of my Residence at Colledge, produced a Clubb of Students, I never knew ... 1 January 1757 — 31 December 1757 Adams, John At the time when Fort William Henry was besieged, there came down almost every day ... 1 January 1758 — 31 December 1758 Adams, John In 1758 my Period with Mr. Putnam expired. Doolittle and Baldwin visited me in the office, ... 1 January 1759 — 31 December 1761 Adams, John The next Year after I was sworn, was the memorable Year 1759 when the Conquest of Canada was ... 25 May 1761 Adams, John On the 25 of May in this Year 1761, my venerable Father died in his 71st Year, beloved, ... 1 January 1759 — 31 December 1761 Adams, John Sometime in 1761 or two Mr. Samuel Quincy with whom I sometimes corresponded, shewed to Mr. ... 1 January 1763 — 31 December 1763 Adams, John Now become a Freeholder I attended the Town Meetings, as a Member, as I had usually attended ... 1 January 1764 — 31 December 1765 Adams, John In the Winter of 1764 the Small Pox prevailing in Boston, I went with my Brother into Town ... 1 January 1765 — 31 December 1765 Adams, John This Year 1765 was the Epocha of the Stamp Act.... I drew up a Petition to the Select Men of ... 14 July 1765 — 31 December 1767 Adams, John On the 14 day of July of this Year 1765, Mrs. Adams presented me with a Daughter and in her ... 1 January 1768 — 31 December 1768 Adams, John In the Beginning of the Year 1768 My Friends in Boston, were very urgent with me to remove ... 1 January 1768 — 31 December 1770 Adams, John This Year 1768 I attended the Superiour Court at Worcester, and the next Week proceeded on ... 1 January 1770 — 31 December 1770 Adams, John The Year 1770 was memorable enough, in these little Annals of my Pilgrimage. The Evening of ... 1 January 1771 — 31 December 1773 Adams, John The complicated Cares of my legal and political Engagements, the slender Diet to which I was ... 1 January 1773 — 31 December 1773 Adams, John In the Year 1773 arose a Controversy concerning the Independence of the Judges. The King had ... 1 January 1774 — 31 December 1774 Adams, John In the Fall of the Year 1773, The General Court appointed Mr. Bowdoin and me to draw a State ... 1 January 1773 — 31 December 1773 Adams, John As I have written hitherto, wholly from my memory, without recurring to any Books or Papers, ... 10 June 1768 — 25 March 1769 Adams, John In the fall of the Year 1773, a great Uproar was raised in Boston, on Account of the ... 1 January 1774 — 31 December 1774 Adams, John It is well known that in June 1774 The General Court at Cambridge appointed Members to meet ... 1 January 1775 — 31 December 1775 Adams, John Upon our Return to Massachusetts, I found myself elected by the Town of Braintree into the ... 1 May 1775 — 31 May 1775 Adams, John Congress assembled and proceeded to Business, and the Members appeared to me to be of one ... 1 June 1775 — 31 July 1775 Adams, John This Measure of Imbecility, the second Petition to the King embarrassed every Exertion of ... 1 August 1775 — 31 August 1775 Adams, John I have always imputed the Loss of Charleston, and of the brave Officers and Men who fell ... 1 September 1775 — 31 May 1776 Adams, John At the appointed time, We returned to Philadelphia and Congress were reassembled. Mr. ... 1 February 1776 — 30 April 1776 Adams, John In the Course of this Winter appeared a Phenomenon in Philadelphia a Star of Disaster ... 1 May 1776 — 4 July 1776 Adams, John I was incessantly employed, through the whole Fall, Winter and Spring of 1775 and 1776 in ... 1 June 1776 — 31 August 1776 Adams, John The Committee for preparing the Model of a Treaty to be proposed to France consisted of When ... 18 September 1775 — 8 November 1775 Adams, John I have omitted some things in 1775 which must be inserted. On the 18th of September 1775. It ... 29 November 1775 — 16 January 1776 Adams, John On Wednesday November 29. 1775. (See Journals of Congress for the Year 1775 page 272. and ... 12 June 1776 — 11 November 1777 Adams, John On Wednesday June 12. 1776 Congress resolved, That a Committee of Congress be appointed by ... 5 October 1775 Adams, John On Thursday October 5. 1775. See the Journals. Sundry Letters from London were laid before ... 6 October 1775 Adams, John Fryday October 6. 1775. The Committee appointed to prepare a Plan &c. brought in a further ... 13 October 1775 Adams, John Fryday October 13. 1775. The Congress taking into Consideration the report of the Committee ... 30 October 1775 Adams, John Monday October 30th. 1775. The Committee appointed to prepare an Estimate, and to fit out ... 2 November 1775 Adams, John On Thursday November 2. 1775 Congress resolved that the Committee appointed to carry into ... 8 November 1775 Adams, John On the 8th of November 1775 Congress resolved, that the Bills of Sale of the Vessells ... 10 November 1775 Adams, John On the 10th of November 1775 Congress resolved that two Battalions of Marines be raised, ... 17 November 1775 Adams, John On the 17th of November 1775. A Letter from Gen. Washington, inclosing a Letter and Journal ... 23 November 1775 Adams, John Thursday. November 23. 1775. The Committee for fitting out armed Vessells laid before ... 25 November 1775 Adams, John Saturday November 25. 1775. Congress resumed the consideration of the report of the ... 1 November 1775 — 31 December 1775 Adams, John On Tuesday November 28. 1775. The Congress resumed the Consideration of the Rules and Orders ... 2 June 1775 Adams, John On Fryday June 2. 1775. Journals of Congress, page 112. The President laid before Congress a ... 3 June 1775 Adams, John Saturday June the 3d 1775. Congress however ordered the Letter to lie under on the Table for ... 7 June 1775 Adams, John On Wednesday June 7. 1775. On motion resolved, that Thursday the 20th. of July next be ... 1 June 1775 — 30 June 1775 Adams, John On Fryday June 9th. 1775. The report of the Committee on the Letter from the Convention of ... 1 October 1775 — 31 October 1775 Adams, John On Wednesday October 18. 1775. The Delegates from New Hampshire laid before the Congress a ... 26 October 1775 — 3 November 1775 Adams, John On Thursday October 26. 1775. The Subject again brought on the Carpet, and the same ... 4 November 1775 — 5 December 1775 Adams, John On November 4th. 1775 The Committee appointed to take into Consideration the State of South ... 1 December 1775 — 29 February 1776 Adams, John About the sixth of December 1775, I obtained Leave of Congress to visit my Family and ... 1 January 1776 — 30 June 1776 Adams, John I returned to my daily routine of Service in the Board of War, and a punctual Attendance on ... 9 February 1776 Adams, John On the 9th. of Feb. 1776 The day on which Mr. Gerry and I took our Seats for this Year, ... 14 February 1776 Adams, John On the 14th. of Feb. 1776 sundry Letters from General Schuyler, General Wooster and General ... 15 February 1776 Adams, John On the 15th of Feb. 1776. Sundry other Letters from General Lee, General Schuyler and ... 16 February 1776 Adams, John Fryday Feb. 16. 1776. Agreable to the order of the day, the Congress resolved itself into a ... 17 February 1776 Adams, John Saturday Feb. 17. 1776. The Committee to whom the Letters from Generals Arnold, Wooster, ... 19 February 1776 Adams, John On Monday Feb. 19. 1776 Congress attended an Oration in honour of General Montgomery, and ... 20 February 1776 — 21 February 1776 Adams, John OnTuesday Feb. 20. 1776. and on Wednesday Feb. 21. Means were contrived to elude the ... 22 February 1776 Adams, John Thursday Feb. 22. 1776. Two Letters from General Washington, were referred to a Committee of ... 23 February 1776 Adams, John Fryday Feb. 23. 1776. Resolved that Congress will on Monday next resolve itself into a ... 26 February 1776 Adams, John Monday Feb. 26. 1776 arrived, and a Letter from General Lee, was referred to Mr. McKean, Mr. ... 27 February 1776 Adams, John On Tuesday Feb. 27. 1776. The order of the day was renewed, but nothing done. ... 1 February 1776 — 29 February 1776 Adams, John Wednesday Feb. 28. 1776. The Committee to whom the Letters from General Lee &c. were ... 1 March 1776 — 4 March 1776 Adams, John Fryday March 1. 1776. Resolved that this Congress will tomorrow resolve itself into a ... 5 March 1776 Adams, John Tuesday March 5. 1776. Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to take into ... 6 March 1776 Adams, John Wednesday March 6. 1776. A Letter from General Washington of the 26. of Feb. was read. ... 7 March 1776 Adams, John Thursday March 7. 1776. The order of the day was renewed. ... 8 March 1776 Adams, John Fryday March 8. No order of the day. The Committee to whom the Letters from Generals ... 9 March 1776 Adams, John Saturday March 9. 1776. The Committee appointed to prepare Instructions for the ... 11 March 1776 Adams, John Monday March 11. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the Instructions to the ... 12 March 1776 Adams, John Tuesday March 12. 1776. Postponed again. ... 13 March 1776 Adams, John Wednesday March 13. 1776. Although the System had been so long pursued to postpone all the ... 14 March 1776 Adams, John Thursday March 14. 1776. The State of the Country so obviously called for independent ... 1 March 1776 — 31 March 1776 Adams, John Fryday March 15. 1776. Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to take into ... 16 March 1776 — 17 March 1776 Adams, John Saturday March 16 1776. Mr. W. Livingston brought in a Proclamation for a Fast on the 17th ... 18 March 1775 Adams, John Monday March 18. Order of the Day again. Mr. Harrison reported no Resolution. ... 19 March 1776 Adams, John Tuesday March 19. The order of the Day again. Mr. Harrison reported that the Committee have ... 20 March 1776 Adams, John Wednesday March 20. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Instruction and ... 21 March 1776 Adams, John Thursday March 21. 1776. There are three Resolutions, which I claim ... 22 March 1776 Adams, John Fryday March 22. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the Declaration brought in by the ... 23 March 1776 Adams, John Saturday March 23. 1776. The Congress resumed the Consideration of the Declaration, which ... 25 March 1776 Adams, John On Monday the 25 of March 1776 I made a Motion and laid it in Writing on the Table in these ... 26 March 1776 Adams, John Tuesday March 26, 1776. Congress were informed of the Death of Governor Ward and on ... 27 March 1776 Adams, John Wednesday March 27 1776 they attended his Funeral in mourning for a Month. In this Gentleman ... 28 March 1776 Adams, John Thursday March 28. 1776 a Multitude of details but no Committee of the whole house. ... 29 March 1776 Adams, John Friday March 29. 1776. More Trifles but no Committee of the whole. ... 30 March 1776 Adams, John Saturday March 30. 1776. Ditto. ... 1 April 1776 Adams, John Monday April 1st. A Measure of Great Importance was adopted—a Treasury Office with an ... 2 April 1776 Adams, John April 2. 1776. The Committee appointed to prepare a Letter of Thanks to General Washington, ... 3 April 1776 Adams, John April 3. 1776 great Things were done. The Naval System made great Progress. ... 4 April 1776 Adams, John April 4. 1776. We did great Things again. ... 5 April 1776 Adams, John April 5. 1776. Good Fryday. ... 6 April 1776 Adams, John April 6. 1776. Congress resumed the consideration of the Report, from the Committee of the ... 9 April 1776 Adams, John Tuesday April 9th. 1776. No Committee of the whole. ... 10 April 1776 Adams, John Wednesday April 10. 1776. Resolved that the Letters from General Washington be referred to a ... 11 April 1776 Adams, John April 11. 1776. Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to enquire into the Truth of ... 12 April 1776 Adams, John April 12th. 1776. No Committee of the whole. ... 13 April 1776 — 15 April 1776 Adams, John April 13. 1776. No Committee of the whole. April 15. No Committee of the whole. ... 16 April 1776 Adams, John Tuesday April 16. 1776. Whereas Information has been this day laid before Congress, from ... 17 April 1776 — 18 April 1776 Adams, John Wednesday April 17. 1776. Thursday April 18. No Committee of the whole. ... 19 April 1776 Adams, John Fryday April 19. Resolved that a Committee of seven be appointed to examine and ascertain ... 22 April 1776 Adams, John Monday April 22. 1776. A Letter from the Canada Commissioners, one from General Washington ... 23 April 1776 Adams, John Tuesday April 23. 1776. The Committee to whom the Letters from General Washington, General ... 24 April 1776 Adams, John Wednesday April 24. Thomas Heywood Heyward Junr. Esqr. a new Member from Carolina, and an ... 25 April 1776 Adams, John Thursday April 25. 1776. Two Letters from General Washington of the 22 and 23 were referred ... 26 April 1776 — 27 April 1776 Adams, John Fryday April 26. Postponed. Saturday April 27. Ditto. ... 29 April 1776 Adams, John Monday April 29 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Committee on ... 30 April 1776 Adams, John Tuesday April 30. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the Report of the Committee on ... 2 May 1776 Adams, John Thursday May 2. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Committee on ... 3 May 1776 Adams, John Fryday May 3. 1776. A Petition from Peter Simon was presented to Congress and read. Ordered ... 6 May 1776 Adams, John Monday May 6. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report on General Washingtons ... 8 May 1776 Adams, John Wednesday May 8. 1776. The Instructions from the Naval Committee to Commodore Hopkins being ... 9 May 1776 Adams, John Thursday May 9. 1776. A Committee of the whole:—Mr. Harrison reported a Resolution, which he ... 10 May 1776 Adams, John Fryday May 10. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Resolution reported from the ... 11 May 1776 Adams, John Saturday May 11. 1776. A Petition from John Jacobs in behalf of himself and others was ... 13 May 1776 Adams, John Monday May 13. 1776. Sundry Petitions were presented to Congress and read, viz. one from Dr. ... 14 May 1776 Adams, John Tuesday May 14. 1776. A Letter of the 11th. from General Washington inclosing sundry Papers; ... 15 May 1776 Adams, John On Wednesday May 15. 1776 reported the following which was agreed to ... 16 May 1776 Adams, John May 16. 1776. Thursday. The following Letters were laid before Congress and read. One of the ... 20 May 1776 Adams, John Monday. May. 20. 1776. Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnet appear as Delegates from Georgia: both ... 21 May 1776 Adams, John Tuesday May 21. 1776. Three Letters from General Washington, inclosing Letters and Papers of ... 23 May 1776 Adams, John Thursday May 23 1776. Resolved That a Committee of five be appointed to confer with General ... 24 May 1776 Adams, John Fryday May 24. 1776. The Committee appointed to confer with his Excellency General ... 25 May 1776 Adams, John Saturday May 25. 1776. Resolved that a Committee be appointed to confer with his Excellency ... 27 May 1776 Adams, John Monday May 27. 1776. Agreable to order, the Indians were admitted to an Audience. ... 29 May 1776 Adams, John Wednesday May 29. 1776. The Committee appointed to confer with the Generals brought in a ... 30 May 1776 Adams, John Thursday May 30. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the Report of the Committee ... 31 May 1776 Adams, John Fryday May 31. The Committee of Conference brought in a farther report which was read. ... 1 June 1776 Adams, John Saturday June 1. 1776. Colonel Joseph Read resigned his Office of Secretary to General ... 3 June 1776 Adams, John Monday June 3. 1776 Committee of the whole. Mr. Harrison reported sundry resolutions. Leave ... 4 June 1776 Adams, John Tuesday June 4th. 1776. Committee of the whole. Mr. Harrison reported more resolutions. ... 5 June 1776 Adams, John Wednesday June 5th. 1776. Congress took into Consideration the report of the Committee of ... 7 June 1776 Adams, John Fryday June 7th. 1776. Certain Resolutions respecting Independency being moved and seconded. ... 8 June 1776 Adams, John Saturday June 8. 1776. Resolved that the Resolutions respecting Independency be referred to ... 10 June 1776 Adams, John Monday June 10. 1776. Committee of the whole. Mr. Harrison reported a Resolution. The ... 11 June 1776 Adams, John June 11. 1776. Tuesday. Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to consider of a ... 12 June 1776 Adams, John Wednesday June 12. 1776. Resolved that the Committee to prepare and digest the form of a ... 15 June 1776 Adams, John Thursday June 15. 1776. Congress having proceeded to the Election of a Committee to form the ... 28 June 1776 Adams, John Fryday June 28. 1776 a new Delegation appeared from New Jersey. Mr. William Livingston and ... 1 July 1776 Adams, John Monday July 1. 1776. A Resolution of the Convention of Maryland, passed the 28th. of June ... 4 July 1776 Adams, John July 4. 1776. Resolved that Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson be a Committee to ... 9 July 1776 — 15 July 1776 Adams, John Monday July 15. 1776. A Letter from Mr. Jay and two Letters from the Convention of New York ... 17 July 1776 Adams, John Wednesday July 17. 1776. The Board of War to whom the Letter from General Washington of the ... 18 July 1776 Adams, John Thursday July 18. 1776. Resolved that a Member be added to the Board of War. The Member ... 19 July 1776 Adams, John Fryday July 19. 1776. The Board of War brought in a report, which was taken into ... 20 July 1776 Adams, John Saturday July 20. 1776. Resolved that the Letter from General Lee with the papers inclosed, ... 22 July 1776 Adams, John Monday July 22. 1776. ... 23 July 1776 Adams, John Tuesday July 23. 1776 was employed in making Referrences to the Board of War, and in ... 24 July 1776 Adams, John Wednesday. July 24. 1776. A Letter from Lieutenant Colonel William Allen was laid before ... 25 July 1776 Adams, John Thursday July 25. 1776. A memorial from sundry Officers, who served in Canada, referred to ... 26 July 1776 Adams, John Fryday July 26. 1776. A Committee of the whole, on the Articles of the Confederation, Mr. ... 29 July 1776 Adams, John Monday July 29. 1776. A long List of Refferences to the Board of War of Letters from ... 30 July 1776 Adams, John Tuesday July 30. 1776. Two reports from the Board of War, with Resolutions in consequence of ... 31 July 1776 Adams, John Wednesday July 31. 1776. The Board of War brought in a report, which was taken into ... 1 August 1776 Adams, John Thursday August 1. 1776. Letters from General Mercer and General Roberdeau referred to the ... 2 August 1776 Adams, John Fryday August 2. 1776. The Board of War brought in a report, which was accepted as in the ... 3 August 1776 Adams, John Saturday August 3. 1776. A Letter from Neil McLean, referred to the Board of War. ... 5 August 1776 Adams, John Monday August 5. 1776. Two Letters from General Washington; one from the Council of ... 6 August 1776 Adams, John Tuesday August 6. 1776. A Letter of the 5th. from General Washington, enclosing copies of ... 7 August 1776 Adams, John Wednesday August 7th. 1776. A Letter from George Measam referred to the Board of War. ... 8 August 1776 Adams, John Thursday August 8. The Board of War directed to see certain Resolutions carried into Effect. ... 9 August 1776 Adams, John Fryday August 9th. 1776. The Board of War, brought in a report. Ordered to lie on the Table. ... 10 August 1776 Adams, John Saturday August 10th. 1776. ... 12 August 1776 Adams, John Monday August 12. 1776. A Letter from General Washington of the 8th. with sundry Papers ... 13 August 1776 Adams, John Tuesday August 13. 1776. The Board of War brought in a Report, which was taken into ... 14 August 1776 Adams, John Wednesday. August 14. 1776. A Letter of the 12th from General Washington with a return of ... 15 August 1776 Adams, John Thursday. August 15. 1776. The Board of War brought in a report, which was taken into ... 16 August 1776 Adams, John Fryday August 16. 1776. ... 17 August 1776 Adams, John Saturday August 17. 1776. Congress resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Committee, ... 19 August 1776 Adams, John Monday August 19. 1776. Letters from General Washington referred to the Board of War. ... 20 August 1776 Adams, John Tuesday August 20 1776. A Letter of the 18th. from General Washington, with sundry Papers ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John Wednesday August 21. 1776. A Petition from Prudehome La Junesse was read and referred to the ... 22 August 1776 Adams, John Thursday August 22. 1776. Letters from Generals Washington and Schuyler with Papers ... 23 August 1776 Adams, John Fryday August 23. 1776. A Letter of the 21. from General Washington inclosing a Copy of a ... 26 August 1776 Adams, John Monday August 26. 1776. Three Letters of the 22 and 23 from General Washington with sundry ... 27 August 1776 Adams, John Tuesday August 27. 1776. A Letter of the 23d from General Mercer, was read and referred to ... 29 August 1776 Adams, John Thursday August 29. 1776. A Letter of the 27th. from R. H. Harrison, the Generals Secretary, ... 30 August 1776 Adams, John Fryday August 30. 1776. A Memorial from Mr. Kosciusko was read and referred to the Board of ... 2 September 1776 Adams, John Monday. September 2. 1776. A Letter of the 31. of August from General Washington, inclosing ... 3 September 1776 Adams, John Tuesday September 3. 1776. ... 4 September 1776 Adams, John Wednesday September 4. 1776. Resolved that the board of War be directed to call in the ... 5 September 1776 Adams, John Thursday September 5. 1776. A Petition referred to the Board of War. ... 6 September 1776 Adams, John Fryday September 6. 1776. ... 7 September 1776 Adams, John Saturday September 7. 1776. ... 9 September 1776 Adams, John Monday September 9, 1776. ... 13 September 1776 Adams, John Fryday September 13. 1776. The Committee appointed to confer with Lord Howe, having returned ... 17 September 1776 Adams, John Tuesday. September 17th. 1776. The Committee appointed to confer with Lord Howe, agreable to ... 13 September 1776 Adams, John I return to the Journal of Congress. ... 14 September 1776 Adams, John Saturday September 14. 1776. ... 16 September 1776 Adams, John Monday September 16. 1776. ... 17 September 1776 Adams, John Tuesday September 17. 1776. ... 18 September 1776 Adams, John Wednesday September 18. 1776. ... 19 September 1776 Adams, John Thursday September 19. 1776. ... 20 September 1776 Adams, John Fryday September 20th. 1776. ... 23 September 1776 Adams, John Monday September 23. 1776. A Letter of the 20 and 21st. from General Washington; two of the ... 24 September 1776 Adams, John Tuesday September 24. 1776. ... 25 September 1776 Adams, John Wednesday, September 25. 1776. Two Letters from General Lee; one of the 24th. of August to ... 27 September 1776 Adams, John Fryday. September 27. 1776. Two Letters of the 24th. and 25th from General Washington, with ... 28 September 1776 Adams, John Saturday September 28. 1776. ... 30 September 1776 Adams, John Monday September 30. 1776. ... 1 October 1776 Adams, John Tuesday October 1. 1776. ... 1 October 1776 Adams, John October 1st. 1776. ...