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2 May 1775 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph We are very anxious to know the State of Things at Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and Roxbury. ... 3 May 1775 Dilly, Edward to Adams, John I have only One Moments opportunity of acknowledging your favor of the 30th of Decr and of ... 7 May 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John After I had Executed my Commission at Providence, I Returned Home set Mrs. Warren down in ... ... 12 June 1775 Adams, John Resolved that it be and hereby it is recommended to the Inhabitants of the united Colonies ... 20 May 1775 Warren, Joseph to Adams, John Having wrote fully upon several Subjects to Mr. Hancock and Mr. Adams, upon several Matters ... 21 May 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I am vastly obliged to you for your Letter. It was like cold Water to a thirsty Soul. We ... 26 May 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James The Bearers of this are two young Gentlemen from Maryland, of one of the best and first ... 29 May 1775 Adams, John to Winthrop, John The Bearers of this are two young Gentlemen from Maryland. Aquilla Hall and Josias Carvill ... 1 June 1775 Philopatria to Adams, John An ancient, and accounted a long headed Man, in these parts, has drop'd some words devising ... 5 June 1775 McDougall, Alexander to Adams, John While you are anxiously engaged to preserve the rights of your Country, I cannot entertain ... 7 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James We have been puzzled to discover, what we ought to do, with the Canadians and Indians. ... 9 June 1775 UNKNOWN to Adams, John The great Character he hath heard of you, induces a private Man to offer to your ... 10 June 1775 Adams, John to Gill, Moses It would be a Relief to my Mind, if I could write freely to you concerning the Sentiments ... 10 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have written a few Lines to Dr Warren to whom I refer you. ... 11 June 1775 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Mr. Gadsden of South Carolina whose Fame you must have heard, was in his younger Years, an ... 11 June 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John Since my last I have waited with Impatience to hear from you. I mean Individually. The ... 18 June 1775 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I have at last obtained liberty, by a vote of Congress, to acquaint my friends with a few of ... 19 June 1775 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John I thank you for your Several favors, the last of which, the 10th Inst., I just now received. ... 19 June 1775 — 20 June 1775 Adams, John to Washington, George In Complyance with your Request, I have considered of what you proposed, and am obliged to ... 20 June 1775 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph We send you for your Comfort the Generals Washington and Lee with Commissions for Ward and ... 20 June 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have lamented excessively the Want of your Correspondence ever since I have been here. Not ... 20 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James This Letter will go by the sage, brave, and amiable General Washington, to whom I have taken ... 20 June 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John Since my last I have the pleasure of Several of yours. I am Extreamly obliged to you, and to ... 20 June 1775 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I Received the Letters, with which you were pleased to favor me per Mr. Fessenden on ... 21 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Major Mifflin goes in the Character of Aid de Camp to General Washington. I wish You to be ... 21 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Joseph This Letter I presume will be delivered into your own Hand by the General. ... 21 June 1775 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I received your favor of May 29 by Messrs. Halls. I was much concerned that I had it not in ... 22 June 1775 Adams, John to Washington, George In Complyance with your Request We have considered of what you proposed to us, and are ... 26 June 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John You will doubtless before the Receipt of this have heard of the bloody Engagement at ... 27 June 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I am extreamly obliged to you for your Favour of the 20th. of June. The last Fall, I had a ... 27 June 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I feel great reluctance in suffering any Opportunity to pass without writeing to you. I can ... 1 July 1775 Gill, Moses to Adams, John I am Now Acompanyg Genl. Washington and Lee from Springfield to the Camp—having been ... 5 July 1775 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph The bearers of this letter, Mr. Stephen Collins and Mr. John Kaign, are of the peaceable ... 5 July 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John I have had the pleasure of seeing several of your Letters in which you Complain that your ... 6 July 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have at last the Pleasure of acknowledging your Favour of the 26. June. I have mourned, ... 6 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Every Line I receive from you, gives me great Pleasure, and is of vast Use to me in the ... 6 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have this Moment Sealed a Letter to you which is to go by my hospitable, honest, ... 6 July 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I received your very kind Letter last Evening and this Morning had the Honour of being ... 7 July 1775 Austin, Jonathan Williams to Adams, John I received yours of the 20th June, and am very much obliged to you, for your Kindness in ... 7 July 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I am much Obliged to you for your favours by the Sage, Brave, and Amiable General ... 10 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have just Time to inclose You, a Declaration and an Address. How you will like them I know ... 11 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have the Pleasure of inclosing you, a Declaration. Some call it a Manifesto. And We might ... 11 July 1775 Dilly, Edward to Adams, John Every line from you gives me much satisfaction, my Heart Sympathizes with you in your ... 11 July 1775 Quincy, Josiah to Adams, John Your amiable Lady tells me, you have often complained of your Friends not writing to you. I ... 11 July 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I wrote you several days ago, and wrote in a hurry, Expecting the Generals Express would be ... 14 July 1775 Rice, Nathan to Adams, John I have, since I have had the Happiness to see you become a Son of Mars. Should have done ... 19 July 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I am much oblig'd by your Letter of 6th. Instant and will now attempt in Part to comply with ... 20 July 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I yesterday returned from Plymouth where I had opportunity of spending only three or four ... 23 July 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William We live in Times, when it is necessary to look about Us, and to know the Character of every ... 23 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have many Things to write you, which thro Haste and Confusion, I fear, I Shall forget. ... 24 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James In Confidence,—I am determined to write freely to you this Time. —A certain great Fortune ... 24 July 1775 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I am this far arrived on my way Home. Give Me Leave to introduce to your Notice Mr. George ... 25 July 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John Watertown, 25 July 1775. FC (M-Ar: Mass. House of Representatives Records, 57:263). As ... 25 July 1775 Massachusetts Provincial Congress, Committee of Safety In Obedience to the above Order of Congress, this Committee have enquired into the Premises, ... 26 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I can never Sufficiently regret, that this Congress have acted So much out of Character, as ... 26 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I shall make you sick at the Sight of a Letter from me. ... 27 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James The Congress have this Day, made an establishment of an Hospital and appointed Dr. Church ... 28 July 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William Mr. Lux, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Smith, with Mr. Cary, all from Baltimore, are bound as Voluntiers ... 29 July 1775 Adams, John to Quincy, Josiah I had yesterday the honour of your letter of July the eleventh, and I feel myself much ... 30 July 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James For the Honour of the Massachusetts I have laboured in Conjunction with my Brethren to get ... 31 July 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I have this Minute your Favour of 23d. July. We have had, Saturday Night and last Night much ... 31 July 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I had the pleasure of your favours of the 23d. Instant Yesterday. I am glad to find that you ... 2 August 1775 Young, Thomas to Adams, John To your request that I would give you my sentiments on the important subject of your ... 9 August 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I have very Accidentally heard of this Opportunity by Mr. Brown and have so short Notice of ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the Council

11 August 1775 Thomas, John to Warren, James I receiv'd yours of the 7th Instant, and Consider'd the Contents. To comply with every part, ...

Enclosure GroupJoseph Frye to John Adams, with an Account of Frye's Military Services

25 August 1775 Prescott, James to Adams, John I have this minit received the Inclosed account and Imbrace the oppertunity of Conveying it ... 25 August 1775 Prescott, William to Adams, John I have received a Line from my Brother which informs me of your desire of a particular ... 26 August 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis I have been, the happiest Man, these two Days past, that I know of, in the World. I have ... 1 August 1775 — 31 August 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John You was inquiring the other Day into the Office of Judge Advocate. I will now acquaint you ... 4 September 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John This afternoon came to Hand your Favour of August 26. May you ever have it in your power to ... 6 September 1775 Morton, Perez to Adams, John Watertown, 6 September 1775. Printed form with spaces filled in appropriately (Adams ... 11 September 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I please myself with the probability that before this you are safely arrived at ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the Continental Congress

17 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have nothing in particular to write. Our most gracious K—— has given a fresh Proof of his ... 19 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have but a moments Time to write and nothing of Importance to say. ... 19 September 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I had fixed a determination in my own mind to omitt no Oppertunity of writeing either to ... 22 September 1775 Quincy, Josiah to Adams, John Under my adverse Circumstances, I stood, and still stand in great Need of your Advice; and ... 26 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James This Afternoon, and not before I received a Line from the excellent Marcia, which is the ... 26 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis Your Favour, by my Friend Collins, never reached me till this Evening. At Newport, ... 28 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I write at this Time, only to remind you that I have received no Letters. ... 30 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Mr. Lynch, Coll. Harrison, and Dr. Franklyn are preparing for a Journey to Watertown and ... 30 September 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Philadelphia, 30 September 1775. RC offered for sale by Parke-Bernet Gallery, N.Y., Gribbel ... 30 September 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John The manoeuvers of the Camp have afforded Nothing important for a month past. The Works at ... 1 October 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have at last the Pleasure to mention to you what I Suppose Mr. H. has informed you of, ... 1 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James This Morning I received your kind Favours of the 11th. and 19th. Ultimo—with the Enclosures. ... 1 October 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John An Event has lately taken place here, which makes much Noise, and gives me much Uneasiness ... 2 October 1775 Adams, John to Sever, William I do myself the Honour of writing to you for the sake of introducing to you Three Gentlemen, ... 2 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I believe you will have a surfeit of Letters from me, for they will be as inane, as they are ... 2 October 1775 Adams, John to Winthrop, John I do myself the Honour of writing you, a very few Lines, just for the Sake of introducing to ... 5 October 1775 Adams, John to Heath, William I never had the Pleasure of a Correspondence or any particular Acquaintance with you, which ... 5 October 1775 Lee, Charles to Adams, John As you may possibly harbour some suspicions that a certain passage in your intercepted ... 6 October 1775 Adams, John to Quincy, Josiah Two days ago I had the Pleasure of yours of Septr. 22. I am very Sorry to learn from your ... 7 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James The Debates, and Deliberations in Congress are impenetrable Secrets: but the Conversations ... 8 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James You will not think your Time misspent in Perusing any Plans for the Service of your Country, ... 10 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Mr. Jonathan Mifflin, a young Gentleman of this City, a Relation of our Friend the Quarter ... 12 October 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William I have received yours of the first of this Instant and am glad to find you have me still in ...

Enclosure GroupJohn Adams to James Warren, with a Proposal Regarding the Procurement of Powder

12 October 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I have only a Minute to Cover the Inclosed Letters. I have been on an Excursion to Plymouth ... 12 October 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John I Write again from Waterton, where I Arrived Yesterday with your Excelent Friend who has ... 13 October 1775 Adams, John to Lee, Charles Your obliging Favour of the fifth Inst. I this Moment received, and give me Leave to assure ... 13 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of october 1. and 2d I received this Morning with the Letters inclosed. These were ... 16 October 1775 Intelligencer to Adams, John I have been here, almost ever since I had the Pleasure of seeing you at Fairfield, and have ... 18 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James The Letter of Dr—— is the oddest Thing imaginable. There are so many Lies in it, calculated ... 18 October 1775 Intelligencer to Adams, John Since I closed my last, of this Morning, I have been inform'd of a most curious Motion that ... 19 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James It was the latter End of August that I left you. All September has run away, and 19 days in ... 19 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James What Think you of an American Fleet? I dont mean 100 ships of the Line, by a Fleet, but I ... 19 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I want to be with you, Tete a Tete, to canvass, and discuss the complicated subject of Trade.... 20 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Can The Inhabitants of North America live without foreign Trade? ... 20 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James The Bearer of this is John McPherson Esq. He is a Genius—an old Sea Warriour, Nine or ten ... 20 October 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John After an Interval much longer than I ever designed should take place, I now set down to ... 21 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I believe I shall surfeit you with Letters, which contain nothing, but Recommendations of ... 21 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James We must bend our Attention to Salt Petre. We must make it. While B. is Mistress of the Sea, ... 21 October 1775 Rice, Nathan to Adams, John I must acknowledge myself culpable, by a Breach of Orders, should not have neglected ... 23 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have only Time to acquaint you that Yesterday, that eminent American, and most worthy Man ... 23 October 1775 Heath, William to Adams, John I have to acknowledge the Honor of the Receipt of yours of the 5th. Instant, and shall think ... 23 October 1775 Osgood, Samuel to Adams, John Without apologizing for interrupting you a short Moment I have to inform you that Genl. Frye ... 23 October 1775 Ward, Artemas to Adams, John Yesterday I Received your favour of the fifth Instant, a week after the arival of Mr. Lynch, ... 23 October 1775 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have been long waiting for an opportunity to communicate some intelligence worthy of your ... 24 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James When it is Said that it is the Prerogative of omniscience to Search Hearts, I Suppose it is ... 24 October 1775 Thomas, John to Adams, John I Received your favour of the fifth Instant, am Pleased to hear the Unanimity of the ... 24 October 1775 Massachusetts General Court to Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates The General Court of the Colony which you represent in Congress, now incloses you an ... 25 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James A Method of collecting Salt Petre from the Air which is talked of here is this. Take of Lime ... 25 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Governor Ward of Rhode Island has a son about five and twenty years old who has been so far ... 25 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Upon the Receipt of the Intelligence of Dr. Church's Letter, Dr. Morgan was chosen in his ...

Enclosure GroupWilliam Gordon to John Adams, with a letter from Lemuel Hayward to William Gordon

25 October 1775 Otis, Col. James to Adams, John I Recived your favor of the first Current and Note the Contents and in answer say that I am ... 25 October 1775 Quincy, Josiah to Adams, John I have now before me your obliging Letter of the 6th: Instant. It came to hand with another ... 25 October 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I wrote you by the Post 3 Weeks ago but have not been honour'd with a Line since your ... 25 October 1775 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I received your Favor by Mr. Lynch. I was very sorry I had no opportunity of Shewing ... 26 October 1775 Knox, Henry to Adams, John Encourag'd by your kindly mentioning my name in your Letters to several Gentlemen this way I ... 28 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James Our Association, against Importations and Exportations, from and to Gr. Britain, Ireland ... 28 October 1775 Hichborn, Benjamin to Adams, John If tears of blood were to follow my pen, they wou'd but faintly marke the distressing ...

Enclosure GroupPerez Morton to John Adams, with a List of Superior Court Justices

28 October 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I received your Letter of the 12th. Instant by Mr. Tracy. But the One you mention to have ... 28 October 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I did not hear till Yesterday in the Afternoon that Coll. Reed had any Intention to leave us ... 31 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis I received, this day with great Pleasure your Favour of the Twelfth and fourteenth ... 31 October 1775 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John Herewith you have a Copy of the Account of the Battle of Charlestown; the other matters will ... 1 October 1775 — 31 October 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James What think you of a North American Monarchy? Suppose We should appoint a Continental King, ... 1 October 1775 — 31 October 1775 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John The extensive system of policy which must engross your thoughts, and the vast field of ... 1 November 1775 Hayward, Lemuel to Adams, John The small Acquaintance I have had with your Honor emboldens me to write you on an Affair ... 1 November 1775 Thomas, John to Adams, John I wrote you some time since the Gentlemen of the Committee from the Congress and presume'd ... 4 November 1775 Osgood, Samuel to Adams, John I have no other excuse for troubling you with another Letter but to inform you that my other ... 4 November 1775 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I beg leave to recommend to your Notice Capt. Price, the Bearer of this, who has commanded ... 5 November 1775 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge I am under Such Restrictions, Injunctions and Engagements of Secrecy respecting every Thing ... 5 November 1775 Adams, John to Trumbull, John I take an opportunity by this Express, to thank you for Me Fingal, a Poem which has been ... 5 November 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I must begin every Letter with Thanks for the Receipt of your Favours, haveing such Abundant ... 6 November 1775 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I take the first Opportunity to acknowledg the Honor I receiv'd in a Letter sign'd by you as ... 8 November 1775 Massachusetts Provincial Congress to Adams, John Watertown, 8 November 1775. Printed form with spaces filled in appropriately (Adams Papers); ... 11 November 1775 Adams, John to Knox, Henry I had the Pleasure of a Letter from you a few days ago and was rejoiced to learn that you ... 11 November 1775 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I received a Letter from the honorable Committee of Congress for collecting “a just and well ... 11 November 1775 Massachusetts Council to Adams, John The Manifest Militation between the Resolve which passed the hon'ble the American Congress ... 11 November 1775 Massachusetts House of Representatives to Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates Watertown, 11 November 1775. (Misc. Papers of the Continental Congress, Reel No. 8). ... 13 November 1775 Adams, John to Thomas, John I am much obliged to you for two Letters one by the Committee: the other dated Novr. 1. ... 14 November 1775 Adams, John to Osgood, Samuel I was yesterday favoured with your agreable Letter by Captn. Price, for which as well as a ... 14 November 1775 Adams, John to Tudor, William I received your kind Letter of the 28th. of Octr.—but yesterday. It was such a Letter as I ... 14 November 1775 Adams, John to Ward, Joseph I had yesterday the pleasure of your letter of the 4th instant by Captain Price, for which, ... 14 November 1775 Hawley, Joseph to Adams, John En passant. As Church said in his letter to the Regulars, Remember I Never deceived you. If ... 14 November 1775 Trumbull, John to Adams, John I had the satisfaction last evening of receiving your very friendly Letter, which was the ... 14 November 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I last Evening received yours by Capt. Gist, and this Morning by Fessenden. It gives me ... 15 November 1775 Adams, John to Lee, Richard Henry The Course of Events, naturally turns the Thoughts of Gentlemen to the Subjects of ... 15 November 1775 Adams, John to Osgood, Samuel Your first Letter to me is now before me. ... 16 November 1775 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I am well assured that a Supply of Powder is arrived at Statia, so writes Captain Waters on ... 19 November 1775 Lee, Charles to Adams, John I receiv'd your obliging letter and cannot express the pleasure I feel in standing so high ... 23 November 1775 Adams, John to Otis, Col. James I had the Honour of your Letter of Novr. the Eleventh, by Express, and am very Sorry to ... 24 November 1775 Adams, John to Morton, Perez I had the Honour of receiving your Letter of the Twenty Eighth of October last, by Mr. ... 25 November 1775 Adams, John to Hawley, Joseph This afternoon at five o Clock, I received your kind Letter of November the 14. dated at ... 25 November 1775 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis I had the Pleasure of yours of Novr. 4th several Days ago. ... 25 November 1775 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I did Myself the Pleasure to write to You from Baltimore Town, relative to two Vessells, ... 25 November 1775 Hichborn, Benjamin to Adams, John From my last, you may form some judgment of the disagreeable state of mind I have suffered ... 30 November 1775 Osgood, Samuel to Adams, John I have to acknowledge your Favors of the 14th and 15th Novr. and now Sir I think myself ...

Enclosure GroupLemuel Robinson to John Adams, with an Endororsement for Lemuel Robinson from the Committee of Safety

2 December 1775 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday Mr. Revere returned, and brot your acceptance, which was truly acceptable to our ... 3 December 1775 Adams, John to Warren, James I have only Time to acquaint you that Congress have ordered the arrears of Pay to be ... 3 December 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John Long before the Receipt of this You will have heard by Express from the General, of the ... 3 December 1775 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I had the honour some time since to receive your Favour of the 14 Ultimo which I am now to ... 3 December 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John I Returned from Plymouth last Wednesday after An Absence of about 10 days. In my way I ... 4 December 1775 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I received your Favour of the 5th of Novr and the Enquiries relative to Vessels suitable to ... 4 December 1775 Osgood, Samuel to Adams, John I fancy such an Army was scarcly ever collected together before. What a Contrast do my Eyes ... 4 December 1775 Swan, James to Adams, John By a resolve of Congress the 18th of Oct. last, I perceive the Sufferers by fire and ... 4 December 1775 Warren, John to Adams, John As Surgeons of the continental Hospital we take the Freedom to address you upon an Occasion ... 5 December 1775 Cooper, William to Adams, John The letter you did me the honor of writing me dated October 19th. came to hand but a few ... 5 December 1775 Spooner, Walter to Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates We are informed by his Excellency General Washington, that it is his opinion, the paying our ... 8 December 1775 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I am obliged to you for your Letter of 2nd. Instant. I intirely agree with You in Sentiment ... 11 December 1775 Tudor, William to Adams, John I seize a few Minutes before the Post sets out to send You a little Information. Manley took ... 11 December 1775 Warren, James to Adams, John Since my last I have not A Scrip from you. Whether you Intend by withholding the ... 16 December 1775 Crafts, Thomas Jr. to Adams, John I ever thought thare was such a Thing as sincere friendship, and that some perticular ... 16 December 1775 Hayward, Lemuel to Adams, John By the hand of Dr. Morgan I had the Pleasure of receiving yours of Nov. 13. and thank you ... 18 December 1775 Hawley, Joseph to Adams, John I received your favour of the 25th of Novr. as soon as I arrived at this town which was last ... 20 December 1775 Williams, Jonathan to Adams, John I have just heard of your return from Philadelphia, and am exceeding sorry I had not the ... 21 December 1775 Sullivan, John to Adams, John Did not the hurry of our affairs prevent; I Should often write you Respecting the State of ... 22 December 1775 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John My Concern for your Welfare induced me carefully to watch the Weather till I conjectured you ...

Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the Council

Adams returned to Braintree from Philadelphia on 21 December 1775 and departed from ... 11 January 1776 Adams, John The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Plan for fiting out one or more Armed ... 13 January 1776 Adams, John The Committee appointed to take into consideration the Letter from his excellency General ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John The frailty of human Nature, the Wants of Individuals, and the numerous Dangers which ...

Document GroupI. Calendar of Council Actions Signed by John Adams

26 December 1775 Adams, John 26 December 1775. Resolution to pay post-riders. M-Ar:207, p. 311–315. printed: Force, ... 26 December 1775 Adams, John 26 December 1775. Resolution appointing members to a joint committee to determine how bills ... 26 December 1775 Adams, John Resolution to pay John Davis a sum in behalf of Edward Johnson, a petitioning soldier. ... 26 December 1775 Adams, John 26 December 1775. Resolution to approve committee report recommending payment to the ... 27 December 1775 Adams, John 27 December 1775. Resolution to approve appointment of a committee to assist the commissary ... 28 December 1775 Adams, John 28 December 1775. Resolution to liberate Henry Middleton and George Price, prisoners in the ... 28 December 1775 Adams, John 28 December 1775. Resolution ordering committee for purchasing saltpeter to deliver it to ... 28 December 1775 Adams, John 28 December 1775. Recommendation to towns to promote the manufacture of saltpeter. M-Ar:207, ... 28 December 1775 Adams, John 28 December 1775. Resolution to approve payment to Committee for the Poor of Boston to ... 29 December 1775 Adams, John 29 December 1775. Resolution ordering the Milton committee to deliver Thomas Hutchinson's ... 30 December 1775 Adams, John 30 December 1775. Resolution concerning payment of military companies at Braintree, ... 30 December 1775 Adams, John 30 December 1775. Resolution approving a new levy of men for the seacoast forces. M-Ar:207, ... 3 January 1776 Adams, John 3 January 1776. Resolution to have copies made of military rolls for use of the treasurer. ... 3 January 1776 Adams, John 3 January 1776. Approval of mittimus of Moses Wayman and Samuel Webb to Plymouth jail. M-Ar: ... 4 January 1776 Adams, John 4 January 1776. Message to House concerning the guarding of Hull and other towns. M-Ar:207, ... 5 January 1776 Adams, John 5 January 1776. Resolution to supply the Continental Army with 4,000 blankets. M-Ar:207, p. ... 5 January 1776 Adams, John 5 January 1776. Resolution concerning mittimus of sixteen named men to Worcester jail. M-Ar: ... 6 January 1776 Adams, John 6 January 1776. Order to Plymouth jail to release James Middleton. M-Ar:164, p. 234. ... 6 January 1776 Adams, John 6 January 1776. Resolution directing the Receiver General to pay £8,000 to the committee for ... 10 January 1776 Adams, John 10 January 1776. Resolution ordering Frenchman's Bay committee to deliver clothing to Neal ... 15 January 1776 Adams, John 15 January 1776. Resolution to allow the accounts of the treasurer of Barnstable county. ... 17 January 1776 Adams, John 17 January 1776. Order to Worcester jail to release Thomas Mullin. M-Ar:164, p. 237. ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John 19 January 1776. Order that blankets collected in Hampshire and Berkshire counties be ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John 19 January 1776. Resolution requesting accounts from towns of powder, lead, and flints ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John 19 January 1776. Resolution ordering commissioners designated to erect a powder mill to do ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John Resolution for raising 728 officers and men in Hampshire and Berkshire counties to go to ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John 19 January 1776. Resolution to approve choice of field officers for regiment going to Canada.... 24 January 1776 Adams, John 24 January 1776. Resolution approving appointment of a committee to call in misprinted bills ... 24 January 1776 Adams, John 24 January 1776. Resolution approving an order that bills of credit be delivered to the ...
29 December 1775 Hopkins, Samuel to Cushing, Thomas The degree of acquaintance I have with you, through your indulgence; and your known candour, ... 1 January 1776 Paine, Robert Treat to Palmer, Joseph I arrived here the 28th ultimo from my journey as far as Ticonderoga, we proceeded no ... 2 January 1776 Quincy, Josiah to Adams, John A number of my Neighbours who are present, and in the Names of the rest who are absent, ... 4 January 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, William As some worthy Members of the Honourable House of Representatives may possibly be desirous ... 6 January 1776 Adams, John to Washington, George As your Excellency has asked my Opinion of General Lees Plan, as explained in his Letter of ... 7 January 1776 Washington, George to Adams, John You will excuse me for reminding you of our conversation the other Evening, when I inform'd ... 8 January 1776 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis Your Friend insists upon my Writing to you, and altho I am conscious it is my Duty, being ... 12 January 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John The Business of our provincial Convention draws to a Conclusion, and the Session will end in ... 15 January 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John Altho I have at present but little Leisure, I cannot omit writing you a few Lines by this ... 15 January 1776 Haven, Jason to Adams, John My Freedom in troubling you upon the Affair, which is the Subject of this Epistle, may need ... 15 January 1776 Washington, George to Adams, John I am exceedingly sorry I did not know that you were in this place today. Our want of Men and ... 19 January 1776 Adams, John to Gelston, Samuel Pardon me for the Liberty I take in Sending a Billet to a Gentleman of your exolted Station ...

Enclosure GroupPerez Morton to John Adams, with a Resolution Appointing Massachusetts Delegates to the Continental Congress

21 January 1776 Baldwin, Jeduthun to Adams, John Pleas to allow me the freedom of informing your Honour that in the year 1755 in August, I ... 22 January 1776 Heath, William to Adams, John Being informed that you begin your Journey for Philadelphia this week, I would beg to ... 23 January 1776 Hayward, Lemuel to Adams, John Ever since your Arrival to the Camp my colleague Doctr. Aspinwall has been confined by a ... 23 January 1776 Humanity to Adams, John Whot doth thee thenk of thes trubelsom tiems. Is thar not a caus—ye sin no dout is the ... 23 January 1776 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John To regulate the trade of the United Colonies, being a field of vast extent, far exceeds my ... 24 January 1776 Judd, William to Adams, John The Debtors Confined in this Goal have Prepared a Petition to the Honourable Continental ...

Enclosure GroupJames Warren to John Adams, with Letter from Robert Treat Paine to James Warren