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Document GroupJohn Adams' Service in the Continental Congress

11 February 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Mr. Archibald Buchannan, and Mr. Walter Tolley both of Maryland, and hearty Friends of ... 13 February 1776 Adams, John to Trumbull, John I take this opportunity by Mr. Romain to write you one Line more for the sake of reminding ... 14 February 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I Shall inclose to a Lady of my Acquaintance all the News Papers which have been printed in ... 14 February 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John We hoped to have the pleasure of seeing you again in Camp before you set out for ... 18 February 1776 Adams, John to Crafts, Thomas Jr. Since my arrival in this City and not before, I received your Favour of December the ... 18 February 1776 Adams, John to Heath, William Your Favour of January 22d. never reached me, untill my arrival at this City. ... 18 February 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James We have at last hit upon a Plan which promises fair for Success. ... 19 February 1776 Adams, John to Lee, Charles The Congress have seen such a Necessity of an able Commander in Canada, as to destine you to ... 19 February 1776 Morgan, John to Adams, John On my Arrival at Cambridge Mr. Craigie waited on me and sollicited my appointing of him ... 19 February 1776 — 24 February 1776 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John Your Family were pretty well yesterday; also Mr. Cranches and mine; N Q has a bad cold. I ... 29 February 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you One or two letters not knowing of your being coming home all that time. We have ... 29 February 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John We have Nothing here sufficiently important to communicate, As it is hardly worthwhile to ... 2 March 1776 Boudinot, Elisha to Adams, John I must beg the Liberty of introducing to your acquaintance, Capt. Harry G. Livingston of New ... 4 March 1776 Frye, Joseph to Adams, John Capt. Gordon Hutchins the bearer hereof, being a Man of Experience in Military Service, the ... 7 March 1776 Adams, John to Thomas, John The Congress, have determined to send you to Canada. They have advanced you one Step, by ... 7 March 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John I have been very much Indisposed for the greater part of the Time since you left us. I have ... 8 March 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John Monday Night Two Thousand men under the Command of Brigadier General Thomas took possession ... 10 March 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John As your time is so Much Devoted to the Service of the publick that you have Little Leasure ... 14 March 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John The 2 instant at night we began a cannonade and bombardment upon the Enemy, and continued it ... 15 March 1776 — 19 March 1776 Sullivan, John to Adams, John Your very Acceptable Favour of the 7th Instant Came to hand this Day. You could not have ... 21 March 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I have not received more than one Letter from you since I left you and that was a very Short ... 23 March 1776 Adams, John to Gates, Horatio I had the Pleasure, a few days ago, of your Favour of 8th. Instant, for which I esteem ... 23 March 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John The 17th Instant the Pirates all abandoned their Works in Boston and Charlestown and went on ... 25 March 1776 Trumbull, Jonathan to Adams, John Two accounts of loss by hostilities committed by the Ministerial Navy, which came to hand ...

Document GroupThoughts on Government

28 March 1776 Baldwin, Jeduthun to Adams, John This acknowledges the favour of your Letter dated Feby 18th. which I received March 15th the ... 29 March 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Since the joyfull News of the Reduction of Boston by the Forces of the united Colonies, my ... 30 March 1776 — 3 April 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John When I wrote you last I was at Plymouth sick, and Confined. I did not return to this place ... 31 March 1776 Hughes, Hugh to Adams, John Your Favour by 'the reputed Author of Common Sense' I have not yet answered, as I was not ... 1 April 1776 Adams, John to Washington, George The Bearer of this Letter Francis Dana Esqr. of Cambridge, is a Gentleman of Family, Fortune ... 2 April 1776 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph This will go by my worthy Brother Dana who, is returned, as he went a very good Whigg and ... 3 April 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James As foreign Affairs become every day more interesting to Us no Pains should be spared to ... 3 April 1776 Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates to Massachusetts Council The Congress being Inform'd by a Letter from Genl. Washington, that two Thousand of the ... 3 April 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John As the Ships of War now building in this and other Colonies for the Continental Service, ... 3 April 1776 Warren, Mercy Otis to Adams, John The sudden departure of the plunderers of Boston and the removal of the Continental troops ... 5 April 1776 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I cannot omit so good an opportunity as now offers, of paying my respects to you. Nothing ... 6 April 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John I arrived here last Evening in a very indifferent State of Health and shall return or not ... 11 April 1776 — 12 April 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John Your late worthy Governor Hutchinson used to mark some of his Letters confidential. You will ... 12 April 1776 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph We begin to make some little Figure here in the Naval Way. Captn. Barry was fitted out here ... 12 April 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William I wish you Joy, sir, of your new Abode. I hope you found, the Houses, Wharves &c. &c., in ... 15 April 1776 Adams, John to Heath, William Altho I never had the Pleasure and the Honour of so intimate an Acquaintance with you as I ... 16 April 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I agree with you, in yours of the 30 March, in opinion that five Regiments are too Small a ... 16 April 1776 Adams, John to Warren, Mercy Otis Not untill Yesterdays Post, did your agreable Favour of March the Tenth, come to my Hands. ... 16 April 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Yours of the 4t. Instant, I have received which I received by Via Watertown but As the post ... 17 April 1776 Penn, John to Adams, John After a Tedious Journey, (occasion by bad roads and wet weather I arrived here in good ... 18 April 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I left Saratoga last Tuesday and arrived at this place the same afternoon. I expected to ... 20 April 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Last Evening, a Letter was received, by a Friend of yours, from Mr. John Penn, one of the ... 20 April 1776 Baldwin, Jeduthun to Adams, John Soon after I came to this place I took the freedom to write you. I once more ask leave to ... 21 April 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I left Fort George on last Fryday afternoon and arrived at this place yesday Evening. I have ... 21 April 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I arriv'd in this City last Monday 15th. Instant. I left Boston with much Regret, not so ... 22 April 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James The Management of so complicated and mighty a Machine, as the United Colonies, requires the ... 22 April 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I wrote last Thursday Morning by the Post to our Friend Mr. S. Adams—to which I refer you on ... 22 April 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I wrote you, by last Weeks post, and am confirmd in my Opinion As to what I wrote you, with ... 23 April 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John Your Excellent Letter of the 23d: of March, and one by Mr. Dana, are now before me. How any ... 24 April 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William Your Favour by Mr. Palfrey, I received this Evening, and it was the more agreable because it ... 24 April 1776 Kent, Benjamin to Adams, John When I had the last pleasure of your company at Watertown I told you, I would write you when ... 27 April 1776 Adams, John to Gates, Horatio Your Favour of the Twenty third, I received Yesterday, and it put me into a good Humour, the ... 28 April 1776 Adams, John to Penn, John This Morning I had the Pleasure of receiving yours of April 17th: for which I think myself ... 28 April 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I left Ticonderoga last Wesdnesday and arrived at this Fort yesday afternoon. Our Troops ... 29 April 1776 Adams, John to Otis, Col. James As the day of the general election draws nigh, I think it my duty to express my grateful ... 30 April 1776 Greenleaf, Joseph to Adams, John It gives me no pleasure to meddle with departments not my own. But necessity is laid upon me ...

Enclosure GroupJames Warren to John Adams, with a Letter from Benjamin Greenleaf to James Warren

1 April 1776 — 30 April 1776 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I wrote you the 5th instant by my son William who was going to Philadelphia; but as he was ... 1 May 1776 Bulloch, Archibald to Adams, John As a Multiplicity of public Business prevents my revisiting Philadelphia, I have embraced an ... 1 May 1776 Gordon, William to Adams, John It is almost too late to congratulate you upon our regaining Boston; but I may give you joy ... 1 May 1776 Stearns, William to Adams, John The Necessity of the present address must be my apology for making it. I am engaged as ... 4 May 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John Your Favour of the 27th: of April was put into my hands by Colonel Clinton, we had much ... 4 May 1776 — 8 May 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I suppose there were some dispatches went off yesterday to your body respecting the late ... 4 May 1776 Sullivan, John to Adams, John I had the pleasure of receiving your agreeable favour of the 15th ultimo. I Delayed ... 4 May 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I was much oblig'd by the little Essay you sent me and more so by the Letter which ... 5 May 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have the honour of your Favour of the sixteenth of April. You observe, Sir, very justly, ... 6 May 1776 Adams, John to Winthrop, John Your Letter by your son I have not received, but I hope to have that Pleasure soon together ... 8 May 1776 — 9 May 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John Since my last we have the formidable Accounts of the Exertion of the powers and Malice of ... 9 May 1776 Sullivan, James to Adams, John To intrude on one who in the greatest Political Tempest is Tyed to the helm of the Mighty ... 9 May 1776 — 10 May 1776 Massachusetts General Court to Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates Inclosed you have an Account of Powder supplyed the Army lately before Boston, by this ... 12 May 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of Ap. 30. was handed me yesterday. My Writing So seldom to you, proceeds from ... 12 May 1776 Adams, John to Winthrop, John I am favoured with yours by your son, who has arrived here in good Health. I wish he may be ... 15 May 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James This Day the Congress has passed the most important Resolution, that ever was taken in ... 16 May 1776 — 20 May 1776 Devens, Richard to Adams, John Yesterday I was honoured with yours of April 29. It gives me much pleasure that any ... 16 May 1776 Knox, Henry to Adams, John I did myself the honor to address you sometime ago and soon after it I sat out upon a ... 18 May 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of 8 May received this Morning, and am as I ever have been much of your Opinion that ... 18 May 1776 Lee, Richard to Adams, John Inclosed you have a printed Resolve which passed our Convention to the infinite joy of our ... 20 May 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Every Post and every Day rolls in upon Us Independance like a Torrent. The Delegates from ... 20 May 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John By the last Post I received your's of May 6th. and am not troubled at your Acceptance of the ... 20 May 1776 Cushing, William to Adams, John Amidst the trouble of our times, I have pleasure in the thought of your being on the bench ... 20 May 1776 Henry, Patrick to Adams, John Your Favor with the pamphlet came safe to hand. I am Exceedingly obliged to you for it, and ... 20 May 1776 Hichborn, Benjamin to Adams, John I have felt a degree of Criminality in my long Silence, which has given me many uneasy ... 20 May 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Our former Acquaintance contracted in early Life, and under Circumstances which Experience ... 20 May 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John I wrote You soon after I arrived here a Letter which I hope You received; but which you have ... 26 May 1776 Adams, John to Sullivan, James Your Favours of May 9th. and 17th. are now before me; and I consider them as the ... 26 May 1776 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John The peculiar situation of American affairs renders it necessary to adopt every measure that ... 26 May 1776 Kent, Benjamin to Adams, John I have written upon Politics, to your Names Sake, upon the grand affair of a Declaration of ... 27 May 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I find by your Letter of 16th. Instant that you had no Expectation of the disagreable News ... 29 May 1776 Adams, John to Hichborn, Benjamin Your agreable Favour of 20th. May, was handed me Yesterday and it gave me much Pleasure on ... 29 May 1776 Hughes, Hugh to Adams, John I have the Pleasure to acquaint you that our Citizens had a Meeting on Monday Evening last, ... 30 May 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Yours of the 20th. was handed me by the last Post. I congratulate you upon the first modern ... 1 June 1776 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I wrote you last week acknowledging the receit of your favor of May 6. Since that, have had ... 2 June 1776 Adams, John to Knox, Henry Your esteemed Favour of the 16 of May, came to my Hand a few Days ago. ... 2 June 1776 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John I have just receivd your favor of the 26th of May in answer to mine of the 24th. You must ... 2 June 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John I Received yours of the 20th. of May with the pamphlets Inclosed. I am much Obliged to you ... 3 June 1776 Adams, John to Henry, Patrick I had this Morning the Pleasure of yours of 20 May. The little Pamphlet you mention is ... 3 June 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Your favor of the 26th. Ultimo I duly received. I am fully of I Opinion with you that the ... 4 June 1776 Adams, John to Hughes, Hugh Yours of May 29. came safe to Hand, and am much pleased to find that your Citizens have ... 4 June 1776 Adams, John to Lee, Richard Your Favour of 18 May, inclosing the momentous Resolution of your wise and patriotic ... 5 June 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John The Inclosed Letter was sealed to go by the last Post, but I Unluckily missed it. I have now ... 6 June 1776 Massachusetts General Court to Continental Congress, Massachusetts delegates At the same time that we think Ourselves obliged to acknowledge the vigilance and care of ... 9 June 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Yours of 27. May, received yesterday. I did not expect that our Army would have raised the ... 9 June 1776 Adams, John to Cushing, William I had, yesterday, the Honour of your Letter of the 20th. of May, and I read it, with all ... 9 June 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I shall address this to you as Speaker, but you may be Councillor, or Governor, or Judge, or ... 12 June 1776 Adams, John to Angier, Oakes It was with great Pleasure, and perhaps some little Mixture of Pride, that I read your Name ... 12 June 1776 Adams, John to Dana, Francis In the Lists of the House and Board, I was as much pleased to find your Name among the ... 12 June 1776 Adams, John to Lowell, John Yesterdays Post brought me a Newspaper of the 3d. Instant, containing a List of your House, ... 12 June 1776 Adams, John to Sewall, David In the Boston Gazette of the 3d. Instant, I have the Pleasure to see your Name among the ...

Document GroupJohn Adams and the Board of War

On 12 June 1776, almost five months after a committee had been named to consider the ...

Document GroupCalendar of Resolutions Based on Reports of the Board of War

17 June 1776 Adams, John 17 June. The congress resolved, in response to a letter of 10 June from Gov. Jonathan ... 19 June 1776 Adams, John 19 June. The congress resolved in regard to several letters, particularly one of 16 June ... 21 June 1776 Adams, John 21 June. The congress, considering the status of several officers who had served in Canada ... 24 June 1776 Adams, John 24 June. The congress tabled a petition from Carpenter Wharton (see resolution of 6 July, ... 25 June 1776 Adams, John 25 June. In response to letters from Schuyler, Sullivan, and Arnold transmitted in a letter ... 26 June 1776 Adams, John 26 June. The congress resolved that M. Felix Weibert be permitted to serve in the capacity ... 27 June 1776 Adams, John 27 June. In response to a letter from George Washington, the congress resolved that six ... 28 June 1776 Adams, John 28 June. The congress resolved that M. Le Chevalier de Kirmovan be employed by Pennsylvania ... 5 July 1776 Adams, John 5 July. The congress resolved that a regiment be raised out of the officers who had served ... 5 July 1776 Adams, John 5 July. The congress resolved that John Coburne, assistant conductor of military stores in ... 5 July 1776 Adams, John 5 July. The congress resolved that five tons of powder be sent to Gen. Andrew Lewis at ... 6 July 1776 Adams, John 6 July. The congress resolved that Carpenter Wharton be appointed commissary to the militia ... 8 July 1776 Adams, John 8 July. The congress resolved that George Washington have the power to call to New York the ... 9 July 1776 Adams, John 9 July. The congress named officers for the Virginia Rifle Company and resolved that money ... 10 July 1776 Adams, John 10 July. The congress resolved that the Committee of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, be empowered ... 11 July 1776 Adams, John 11 July. In response to a letter from the New Jersey Convention the congress resolved that ... 16 July 1776 Adams, John 16 July. The congress resolved that the new positions of sergeant major, quartermaster ... 17 July 1776 Adams, John 17 July. The congress resolved that Washington had acted with dignity in refusing to receive ... 19 July 1776 Adams, John 19 July. The congress resolved that General Schuyler should police the pricing of goods sold ... 20 July 1776 Adams, John 20 July. The congress resolved that Jacques Antoine de Franchessin be commissioned a ... 23 July 1776 Adams, John 23 July. The congress resolved, despite allegations, to allow Col. Lewis Dubois to proceed ... 24 July 1776 Adams, John 24 July. The congress resolved to take into continental service the South Carolina rangers ... 29 July 1776 Adams, John 29 July. The congress resolved that General Washington could use the newly formed ... 30 July 1776 Adams, John 30 July. The congress resolved that the recruitment bounties paid to officers be extended to ... 31 July 1776 Adams, John 31 July. The congress resolved that five tons of powder be sent to General Washington at New ... 1 August 1776 Adams, John 1 August. The congress ordered transcribed and sent a draft letter to George Washington ... 1 August 1776 Adams, John 1 August. The congress resolved that Col. John Brown be permitted the rank and pay of ... 2 August 1776 Adams, John 2 August. The congress resolved that Jonathan Trumbull, deputy paymaster general of the ... 5 August 1776 Adams, John 5 August. The congress resolved that commanders of American naval vessels or privateers be ... 7 August 1776 Adams, John 7 August. The congress ordered payment of $222 to three Canadians, Messrs. Giasson, Hertel, ... 9 August 1776 Adams, John 9 August. The congress resolved that the Secret Committee supply the Delaware battalion with ... 10 August 1776 Adams, John 10 August. The congress resolved that the officers recommended by the Board be issued ... 13 August 1776 Adams, John 13 August. The congress resolved that General Washington supply it with a copy of ... 13 August 1776 Adams, John 14 August. See the Board of War report for 13 August printed below. ... 15 August 1776 Adams, John 15 August. The congress resolved that James Livingston be commissioned as colonel and ... 17 August 1776 Adams, John 17 August. The congress resolved that Gustavus Risberg be appointed an assistant to Clement ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John 21 August. The congress resolved that the cannon committee let a contract for casting in ... 22 August 1776 Adams, John 22 August. On this date the Board presented a report that was tabled, with no indication ... 27 August 1776 Adams, John 27 August. The congress resolved that the expense of clothing the soldiers for the ...

Document GroupPlan of Treaties

13 June 1776 — 25 June 1776 Quincy, Josiah to Adams, John Your worthy Lady has been so good as to lend me a Pamphlet printed at Philadelphia intituled ... 13 June 1776 Webster, Pelatiah to Adams, John I Take this opportunity Just to advise You that if Your Congress will Appoint Capt. Job ... 14 June 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John Mr. Chase will excuse the late Neglects and Inattention of Mr. John Adams to him, upon the ... 14 June 1776 Adams, John to Chase, Samuel Mr. Bedford put into my Hand this Moment a Card from you, containing a Reprehension for the ... 14 June 1776 Foster, Isaac to Adams, John When I left the Camp at Cambridge I promised myself the pleasure of waiting on you in person ... 15 June 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John Jacta est Alea. We are passing the Rubicon and our Delegates in Congress on the first of ... 16 June 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Your Favours of June 2d and 5th. are now before me. The Address to the Convention of ... 16 June 1776 — 17 June 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have the pleasure to inform you that we have driven the Pirates out of this Harbour. The ... 18 June 1776 Adams, John to Gates, Horatio We have ordered you to the Post of Honour, and made you Dictator in Canada for Six Months, ... 20 June 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have the pleasure to inform you that another Scotch Transport with a Company of Highland ... 21 June 1776 Adams, John to Washington, George The Congress having thought proper to appoint us to the Board of War and Ordinance, we do ... 21 June 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John To remind our friends of their Inattention and Neglect must give Pain. I am almost angry ... 22 June 1776 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Your Favour of the second Instant has lain by me, I suppose these Eighteen days, but I fear ... 22 June 1776 Adams, John to Kent, Benjamin Your Letters of April 24. and May 26 are before me, both dated at Boston, a Circumstance ... 22 June 1776 Adams, John to Parsons, Samuel Holden Your obliging Favour of the third of June, has been too long unanswered. I acknowledge the ... 23 June 1776 Adams, John to Gordon, William Your agreable Favour of May the first has lain by me neglected, not for Want of Inclination ... 23 June 1776 Adams, John to Sullivan, John Your agreable Favour of May the fourth has lain by me unanswered, till now. The Relation of ... 23 June 1776 Adams, John to Winthrop, John Your Favour of June the first is now before me. It is now universally acknowledged that we ... 24 June 1776 Adams, John to Chase, Samuel I received your obliging Favour of the 21st. this Morning, and I thank you for it. Dont be ... 24 June 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William Your Favour of May 4th. has lain by me, till this Time unanswered, and I have heard nothing ... 24 June 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John By the Letters you will by this Post receive in Congress from the Brigadiers Sullivan, and ...

Enclosure GroupThomas Walker to John Adams, with a Letter from P. Gamelin to Chabrand Delisle

Document GroupJohn Adams' Copy of the Declaration of Independence

28 June 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John I thank You for your two Letters of the 17th. and 24th Instant. They were handed to Me in ... 1 July 1776 Adams, John to Bulloch, Archibald Two Days ago I received, your Favour of May 1st. I was greatly disappointed, Sir, in the ... 1 July 1776 Adams, John to Chase, Samuel Your Favour by the Post this Morning gave me much Pleasure, but the generous and unanimous ... 1 July 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John We are full of anxious Expectation here. Howe has sail'd from Hallifax, it is suppos'd for N.... 1 July 1776 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday I had the honor of dining with your Lady, all well. Having an opportunity by my ... 2 July 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Your obliging Favour of 17 June is now before me. It contains an elegant and masterly ... 4 July 1776 Reed, Joseph to Adams, John I do not know whether I take the proper Channel of Recommendations, but I cannot help ... 5 July 1776 Adams, John to Ward, Joseph Yours of the 16 June, and that of the 20th. of the Same Month, are before me. I congratulate ... 5 July 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John Your Letter of the 1st. conveys both pleasure and Grief. I hope eer this Time the decisive ... 7 July 1776 Adams, John to Reed, Joseph Yesterday your Favour of the 4th. Instant was handed me by the Post. Am much obliged to you ... 7 July 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Congress has been pleased to establish a War Office, and have done me the Honour to make me ... 7 July 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Want of particular confidential Acquaintance with the Delegates from the State of ... 7 July 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I am to acknowlege your Favour of the 24th. of June and to apologize for not having wrote ... 8 July 1776 Chase, Samuel to Adams, John Mr. Paca can show You the Declaration of our Convention, different from the one in December. ... 8 July 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John The Small pox having of late spread much in the Town, it was judged impracticable to prevent ... 9 July 1776 Adams, John to Chase, Samuel Yours of the 5th came to me the 8th. You will see by this Post, that the River is past and ... 9 July 1776 Mason, Jonathan Jr. to Adams, John Whether to act in a civil or military department, many are the disadvantages attendant upon ... 10 July 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Your last Letter relates to a Subject of the last Importance, to America. The Continental ... 10 July 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William Yours of the 7th. instant I received yesterday. I wish to see you here for Several Reasons. ... 10 July 1776 Adams, John to Ward, Joseph Yours of 1 July, came duly to Hand. The Establishment of the War Office as you observe has ... 10 July 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John I have for some time past been at Home in daily Expectation of the Courts riseing. It has ... 14 July 1776 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John I received your Letter of the 22d. of June, if it was necessary for you to Apologise for not ... 15 July 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I have Time only to tell you that I am yet alive, and in better Spirits than Health. ... 15 July 1776 Barber, Nathaniel Jr. to Adams, John You being President of the board of War, I make bold to ask a favour of you. ... 15 July 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John It gives me high Pleasure, if my Narration of Nantasket was acceptable to you. I did not lay ... 15 July 1776 Cushing, Thomas to Adams, John The last Will and Testament of Mr Josiah Quincey junr has lately been left at the Probate ... 15 July 1776 — 19 July 1776 Sewall, David to Adams, John Yours of the 15th. ultimo reached me at Watertown some few days since. Gladly would I have ... 17 July 1776 Adams, John to Ward, Joseph Yesterdays Post brought me your Letter of the 8th. instant with Several others containing ... 17 July 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John The Bearer, and my Letter to Mr. Hancock will acquaint you that I am no Dictator here, and ... 17 July 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John When you are Informed, that on the variety of Changes that have taken place in this Town, it ... 18 July 1776 Adams, John to Mason, Jonathan Jr. Your agreable Letter from Boston the 9th. July, was handed me, on Tuesday last by the Post. ... 19 July 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John I am told You are alarmed at Philadelphia with the last clause in our charter. That and ... 20 July 1776 Heath, William to Adams, John I must ask your Pardon for having repeatedly received your favors Since I have been in the ... 21 July 1776 Adams, John to Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson Your Favour of the 19th. from Trenton, reached me, Yesterday. It is very true that We were ... 21 July 1776 — 22 July 1776 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I have been fully employed since Thursday Noon in obtaining some Knowledge of the State of ... 22 July 1776 Baldwin, Jeduthun to Adams, John The strong inclination I have to Serve the Continent, has induced me to continew in the ... 22 July 1776 Hitchcock, Daniel to Adams, John Altho I've been in the Continental Service ever since the Lexington Battle with a Regiment ... 24 July 1776 Adams, John to Barber, Nathaniel Jr. Your Letter of the 15th. instant came duely to Hand, by Yesterdays Post. I shall be happy to ... 24 July 1776 Adams, John to Cushing, Thomas I had, by yesterdays Post, the Honour of your Letter of the 15th. instant. I Should esteem ... 24 July 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of the 10th. instant, came by Yesterdays Post. This I Suppose will find you, at ... 24 July 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John I received yours in which I find some Encouragement is proposed for raising a new Army. I ... 25 July 1776 Adams, John to Avery, John I find myself, under a Necessity of applying to the Honourable the general Court for Leave ... 26 July 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James My Health has lasted much longer, than I expected but at last it fails. The Increasing Heat ... 27 July 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I have directed a Packett to you, by this days Post, and Shall only add a few Words by ... 28 July 1776 Dana, Francis to Adams, John I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 12th. ultimo on the 1st. instant. It ... 28 July 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have the pleasure to inform you that the Continental armed Schooners Hancock and Franklin ... 29 July 1776 Cushing, William to Adams, John I am much obliged for your favor of the 9th June, which I did not receive till the 15th ... 29 July 1776 Knox, Henry to Adams, John Mr. Paine has done me the honor to write to me on the subject of casting cannon, in ... 29 July 1776 Washington, George to Adams, John At length I have been able to comply with the first part of a Resolution of Congress of the ... 3 August 1776 Adams, John to Heath, William Yours of the 20th. Ultimo is before me. I am much obliged to you for it, and most heartily ... 3 August 1776 Adams, John to Hitchcock, Daniel Your obliging Favour of the 22, Ultimo came duely to Hand, and I thank you for it. A free ... 3 August 1776 Adams, John to Parsons, Samuel Holden Your Favour of 24. July is before me. Your Observations concerning the Encouragement We ... 3 August 1776 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John Since I wrote You from New York, I have spent most of my Time in endeavouring to get ... 4 August 1776 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Your Favour of the 14 of July is before me. I am happy to find your Sentiments concerning ... 5 August 1776 Mifflin, Thomas to Adams, John Monsieur Weibert who was orderd by Congress to this Post has requested me to apply in his ... 6 August 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John Yours of the 17th. Ultimo I have received, As to the Massachusetts raising more Men—would ... 7 August 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John Reading and writeing have for some time past been Interdicted on Account of the small Pox ... 8 August 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Your Favour of the 10th July I have had the honour to receive, but it did not come to hand ... 9 August 1776 McKean, Thomas to Adams, John Yesterday I received a Letter from General Washington respecting the Baron de Calbiac, ... 10 August 1776 Temple, Harriet to Adams, John In May last, I took the liberty of writing to Mr. Hancock President of the Continental ... 11 August 1776 Adams, John to Parsons, Samuel Holden Last Evening I received yours of 7 July. It should have been August I suppose. I am ... 11 August 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John The singular situation and great suffering, of Mrs. Temple have Induced me to Advise her to ... 12 August 1776 Mason, Jonathan Jr. to Adams, John Your favour of July the 18th came safe to hand. I consider it as a favour, this amid so ... 13 August 1776 — 18 August 1776 Adams, John to Gates, Horatio Your Favours of 24 June, and 17. July, are before me. I wish with all my Heart that you were ... 13 August 1776 Adams, John Agreed to report to Congress ... 13 August 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John Before this reaches you, you will have heard of the Arrival of near an hundred more of the ... 13 August 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John My sincere Thanks are due to my Friend in Congress for the unexpected Honor, done me in my ...

Enclosure GroupJonathan Dickinson Sergeant to John Adams, with a Draft of an Article

14 August 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William By a Return from the Adjutant General of the 10. instant, I see a new Brigade, makes its ... 14 August 1776 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John Your Letter of June 10, in Answer to mine on the Continental Currency, I have now to thank ... 14 August 1776 Lowell, John to Adams, John By some Accident your Letter of the 12th. of June did not reach me till last Week, or I ... 15 August 1776 Adams, John to Mifflin, Thomas I received yours of the 5th. instant by Tuesdays Post, and laid it before the Board of War, ... 15 August 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Your Favors of the 3d. and 11th. Instant I received this Day for which I am much obliged. I ... 16 August 1776 Adams, John to Dana, Francis Your obliging Favour of July 28. I duely received. Am glad to hear that your third ... 16 August 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John I sit down to write in great Haste as the post is just going. I reached P. Ferry on tuesday ... 17 August 1776 Adams, John to Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson Yours of the 13. came by Yesterdays Post. You have not acknowledged in it, the Receipt of a ... 17 August 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I had a Letter from you, by the Post Yesterday. Congratulate you, and your other Self, on ... 18 August 1776 Adams, John to Adams, Samuel I had the Pleasure of a line from you, at Princetown, and Yesterdays Post brought me another ... 18 August 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John It was with no small Degree of Pleasure, on my Return here, I observed the Cheerfulness ... 19 August 1776 Adams, John to Parsons, Samuel Holden Philadelphia, 19 August 1776. Printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 3:447–449. ... 19 August 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I set down to give you Part of the Information you ask. The Brigade you mention are new ... 20 August 1776 Adams, John to Ward, Joseph Your Favours of 28th. July and 8. August are before me. I have a Favour to ask of you, that ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John to Mason, Jonathan Jr. I had by Yesterdays Post, the Pleasure of your Letter of the 12. instant. The Account you ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John to Temple, Harriet I had the Honour of receiving your very polite Letter of the Tenth instant by Yesterdays ... 21 August 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of August 11 reached me Yesterday. Mrs. Temple shall have all the Assistance which I ... 21 August 1776 Knox, Henry to Adams, John I received your favor by the post for which please to accept my thanks. I hope the Copper ... 22 August 1776 Hitchcock, Daniel to Adams, John Your Favour of the third instant yesterday came safe to Hand, for which I thank You; am glad ... 23 August 1776 Clark, Abraham to Adams, John Colo. Dayton, who with his battalion is Stationed at Fort Stanwix, informs me no Regimental ... 23 August 1776 Edwards, Thomas to Adams, John In the general Calamity of the times, I find there is little or no Business to be had unless ... 23 August 1776 Gates, Horatio to Adams, John I have the Satisfaction to acquaint You that immediately after my Arrival here I appointed ... 24 August 1776 Adams, John to Hitchcock, Daniel Yours of the Twenty Second is before me. You mention, the Delicacy of appointing, an Officer ... 24 August 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William Your Favours of 18 and 19 of August are before me. I am much obliged to you for them, and am ... 24 August 1776 Lincoln, Benjamin to Adams, John Mrs. Adams mentioned to me last evening that you wanted to know the state of our forts, the ... 25 August 1776 Adams, John to Hawley, Joseph It is So long Since I had the Pleasure of Writing to you, or the Honour of receiving a ... 25 August 1776 Adams, John to Knox, Henry Your Favour of the 21. is before me. I agree that We ought to have an hundred more of ... 27 August 1776 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph Your Favour of July 1. ought not to have lain by me, so long unanswered. But the old Apology ... 28 August 1776 Franklin, Benjamin to Adams, John The Bearer Mr. Measam was a Merchant of good Reputation at Montreal; but having engag'd ... 28 August 1776 Smith, Jonathan Bayard to Adams, John As I find that Mr. Christopher Ludwig is about setting off for Philadelphia in the morning, ...