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17 December 1773 Adams, John to Warren, James The Dye is cast: The People have passed the River and cutt away the Bridge: last Night Three ... 22 December 1773 Adams, John to Warren, James Yesterday, the Governor called a Council at Cambridge. Eight Members met at Brattles. This ... 3 January 1774 Warren, James to Adams, John I Received your last and am to Acknowledge that the Contents of it gave me great pleasure. I ...

Document GroupArticles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Peter Oliver

4 March 1774 Dilly, Edward to Adams, John The Letters you sent for Mrs. Macaulay directed, under Cover, for me, were put into the Post ... 12 March 1774 Woodfall, William to Adams, John As the Affairs of AMERICA are now agitating in both Houses of the English Parliament, and as ...

Document GroupReport to the General Court on Massachusetts Boundaries

9 April 1774 Adams, John to Paine, Robert Treat How does the Impeachment set upon the stomachs at Middle borough? Cant you steal a Moment in ... 9 April 1774 Adams, John to Warren, James It is a great Mortification to me, to be obliged to deny my self the Pleasure of a Visit to ... 25 April 1774 Adams, John to Thayer, Col. Ebenezer I have been so much absent upon the Circuits, since the melancholy news of your sons death ... 25 April 1774 Adams, John to Wedderburn, Alexander Your Defence of Messrs. Hutchinson and Oliver before the Lords Committee of his Majestys ... 14 May 1774 Adams, John to Woodfall, William I had the Pleasure of receiving your Favour of the twelfth March, Yesterday, for which I ...

Document GroupCalendar of John Adams' Public Service in Boston

25 May 1774 Gage, Thomas Boston, 25 May 1774. MS (M-Ar): 50, p. 520–521. Of the twenty-eight councilors elected by ... 26 May 1774 Nicolson, Mary to Adams, John I have this moment been enformd that You and a Number of Worthy Gentlemen, have been ... 17 June 1774 Adams, John This House having duly consider'd and being deeply affected with the unhappy Differences ... 25 June 1774 Adams, John to Warren, James I am very sorry, I had not the Pleasure of seeing you, after your Return from Salem: as I ... 27 June 1774 Adams, John to Hawley, Joseph to leys Co declining the lend your kind hI therefore by the Favour of n, before we undertake ... 28 June 1774 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John We yesterday received your Letter directed to us, with those for Braintree, immediately on ... 29 June 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I am determined to amuse my self with my Pen, whenever I am at Leisure, that I may not rust, ... 1 June 1774 — 30 June 1774 Adams, John A few Days before the Election in May 1774 Lt General Gage, arrived at Boston Governor of ... 14 July 1774 Warren, James to Adams, John Yours of the 25th. of last month never reached me, till yesterday. It would have given me ... 17 July 1774 Adams, John to Warren, James Among many other agreable Things, which occurr'd to me on my Return from my eastern Circuit, ... 19 July 1774 Hill, Edward to Adams, John This may serve to apologize for so ungenteel a piece of Conduct as the carrying away a Sum ... 23 July 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, John You will be Surprised I believe, to receive a Letter from me, upon a Matter which I have so ... 24 July 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William In this Retreat I promise myself, much Pleasure from the Letters of my Friends in Boston,: ... 25 July 1774 Adams, John to Warren, James There never was I believe, a greater Contrast, than I perceive, between the Noise and Hurry ... 25 July 1774 Hawley, Joseph to Adams, John I never recd. nor heard of your letter of the 27th June last, Wrote at Ipswich until the 22d ... 25 July 1774 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John Your Letter was this Day delivered to me in the office. Your obliging thanks for my duty ... 29 July 1774 Hill, Edward to Adams, John Nothing could induce me to keep alive the remembrance of an affair which you will easily ... 1 August 1774 Tudor, John to Adams, John I Received your favor of the 23d. ult. but not til Satterday night as the man who promisd. ... 4 August 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have received from your Father, a Letter dated August the first, in answer to mine. It has ... 8 August 1774 Hill, Edward to Adams, John Saturday a Man of war arrived with the new accounts. The Governor has summoned the new ... 20 August 1774 Trumbull, John to Adams, John In the county of Worcester, the people, at a general meeting, have resolved that no court ... 21 August 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John The great Obligations your Friendship has laid me under would render me inexcusable to ... 28 August 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I received your obliging Letter at New York, and it was peculiarly acceptable to me and my ... 29 August 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John I wrote you 21st. Inst. which I hope you have receiv'd. The publick Prints of to Day, Which ... 1 August 1774 — 31 August 1774 Hawley, Joseph to Adams, John “We must fight, if we can't otherwise rid ourselves of British taxation, all revenues, and ... 3 September 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John This Week has been fruitfull of extraordinary Transactions. I will endeavour to give You ... 4 September 1774 Hill, Edward to Adams, John I wrote you a fortnight ago by Mr. Sullivan, since which almost every day has produced some ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the Continental Congress

11 September 1774 Macaulay, Catharine to Adams, John A Very long and uninterrupted course of sickness has hitherto prevented me the pleasure of ... 14 September 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have been so totally taken up, that I dont know whether I have acknowledged your Agreeble ... 14 September 1774 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John The spirit of liberty is amazingly increased, so that there is scarce a tory and hardly a ... 17 September 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John Nothing very material has taken Place here since Mr. Revere left Boston, by whom you will ... 18 September 1774 Adams, John to Quincy, Josiah Jr. I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your kind Letter, and to thank you for it, and then Seal ... 22 September 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John On my Return from Salem this Afternoon I was gratified with the Receipt of your kind Letter ... 23 September 1774 Kent, Benjamin to Adams, John Our enemies, for their own further security, as well as to bring the town into the most ... 24 September 1774 Dilly, Edward to Adams, John Your favor of the first of August I received Yesterday by a private Hand. I most sincerly ... 26 September 1774 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph Yesterday I had the Pleasure of receiving yours of the fourteenth Instant for which I am ... 26 September 1774 Tudor, William to Adams, John Mr. Revere arriv'd late on friday Evening and brought Us your Letters. Each one communicated ... 29 September 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I wish it was in my Power, to write you any Thing for the Relief of your Anxiety, under the ... 1 September 1774 — 30 September 1774 to Boston, Committee of Correspondence As I am of the Opinion, that the Subjects of the Massachusetts Bay are without a King, ... 2 October 1774 Swift, Samuel to Cushing, Thomas Since I wrote you, Jealousies seem to rise higher between the People and the Army. It has ... 7 October 1774 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have just Time to thank you for your Letters by Mr Revere, and all other of your Favours. ... 15 October 1774 Cranch, Richard to Adams, John I hear that a letter from one P——s, a clergyman in Connecticut, has been intercepted, and ... 16 October 1774 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John Having just been informed that Mr. Tudor is going to Philadelphia, I take this opportunity ... 16 October 1774 Warren, James to Adams, John I Recd yours of the 18th Sepr with A pleasure and satisfaction that render my Negligence in ... 20 October 1774 Swift, Samuel to Adams, John Yours of the 30th. Ult. I Recd, by Mr. Revere. He shew me Also your Cautionary paper, which ... 17 November 1774 Adams, John Enquire who is the Author? Whether a Sandemanian, a Quaker, or an high Churchman? ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the First Provincial Congress

12 December 1774 Adams, John to Biddle, Edward I received your kind favour 16. Ulto with great Pleasure last Week at Cambridge. I rejoice ... 16 December 1774 Amelia and Dinweddie Counties, Virginia, inhabitants of to Adams, John Virginia, 16 December 1774. LbC (MHi:Donations to Sufferers by the Boston Port Bill, p. 66); ... 17 December 1774 Adams, John Virginia, Chesterfield County, 17 December 1774. LbC (MHi:Donations to Sufferers by the ... 19 December 1774 Warren, James to Adams, John It always gives me pleasure to hear of the Existence and Health of my Friend and his Family ... 28 December 1774 Adams, John to Burgh, James I have had the Honour of receiving from you a most valuable desirable Present, in two ... 3 January 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have this Moment recd a Line from Mrs. Warren and will in close her Letter to Mrs. ... 3 January 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis I remember, that Bishop Burnet in a Letter he once wrote to Lady Rachell Russell the ... 13 January 1775 Dilly, Edward to Adams, John I Wrote to you the 24th of Septr last in answer to your Obliging favor of the first of ... 15 January 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I Admire the Notes and Resolves of the Maryland Convention. They Breath a Spirit of Liberty ... 21 January 1775 Adams, John “You have no doubt, long before this time, heard the particulars of the General Congress, ...

Document GroupThe Letters of Novanglus

The Continental Association and the Bill of Rights of the First Continental Congress turned ... 23 January 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony A Writer, under the signature of Massachusettensis, has addressed you, in a series of ... 30 January 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony I have heretofore intimated my intention, of pursuing the Tories, through all their dark ... 6 February 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony The history of the Tories, begun in my last, will be interrupted for some time: but it shall ... 13 February 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Massachusettensis, whose pen can wheedle with the tongue of king Richard the third, in his ... 20 February 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony We are at length arrived at the paper, on which I made a few strictures, some weeks ago: ... 27 February 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Such events as the resistance to the stamp act, and to the tea act, particularly the ... 6 March 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Our rhetorical magician, in his paper of January the 9th continues to wheedle. “You want ... 13 March 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony It has been often observed by me, and it cannot be too often repeated, that Colonization is ... 20 March 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Wales was a little portion of the island of Great-Britain, which the Saxons were never able ... 27 March 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Massachusettensis, in some of his writings has advanced, that our allegiance is due to the ... 3 April 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Give me leave now to descend from these general matters, to Massachusettensis. He says ... 10 April 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony The cases of Wales and Ireland are not yet exhausted. They afford such irrefragable proofs, ... 17 April 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony We now come to Jersey and Guernsey, which Massachusettensis says “are no part of the realm ... 1 April 1775 — 30 April 1775 Adams, John to Inhabitants of Massachusetts Bay Colony Another Clause in the Charter, quoted by this Writer, contains the Power “to make Laws and ...
30 January 1775 Swift, Samuel to Adams, John (a Memento for Tyrants as A man has it) Seting before a warm fire totus Solus with a Tankard ... 30 January 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John The very polite introduction to yours of Jan 3d I Consider not only as A Complement far ... 6 February 1775 Adams, John Resolved, that the Hon. John Hancock Hon. Thomas Cushing Esquires Mr. Samuel Adams, John ... 10 February 1775 Adams, John “The account you give of an overbearing influence in the house, and the want of feeling and ... 20 February 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I need not tell you that I was greatly disappointed and Chagrin'd at not seeing you at ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Public Service in Braintree

13 March 1775 Swift, Samuel to Adams, John I have Read a specimen of Nov Anglus as of this day and am not a little in Raptures with it, ... 15 March 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have had the Pleasure and the Honour of Several Letters from you, and one from an ... 15 March 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis I thought myself greatly honoured, by your most polite and agreable Letter of January the ... 15 March 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John With some difficulty I have Obtained the Inclosed. Some scruples which you have not ... 18 March 1775 Waite, John to Adams, John A sacred regard to the american association on the one hand and an earnest desire not to ... 31 March 1775 Swift, Samuel to Adams, John I was in hopes you would have just called as you went out of Town, more especially as I ... 1 April 1775 Adams, John to Gannett, Caleb It is not easy for me to determine whether it be best, to carry the Cause before the ... 4 April 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John The interesting Advices we rec'd here on Sunday, and which the Papers will acquaint You, ... 4 April 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John At the same time that I make my Gratful Acknowledgment, for the instructive sentiments and ... 14 April 1775 McDougall, Alexander to UNKNOWN This covers a Letter, and accompanies a Budle, to our mutual Friend John Adams Esqr, which I ...

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