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29 August 1776 — 20 September 1776 Adams, John to Tudor, William I Sett down now in the Character of a School Master, or a Fellow of a Colledge to give ... 29 August 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John In Answer to your last in which you desire some further Information respecting Shephard &c., ... 29 August 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I had a Warrant on Sunday Morning last, from Head Quarters, for the Trial of Lieut. Col. ... ... 4 September 1776 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel Mr. Hare, a Brother of Mr Robert Hare, the Porter Brewer in this City is bound to Boston. He ... 4 September 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James It is in vain for me to think of telling you News, because you have direct Intelligence from ... 6 September 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John I am exceedingly concerned to find that the New Articles of War, though passed, are not to ... 6 September 1776 — 12 September 1776 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have the honour of your Letter of the 20th of August. Agreeable to your desire have ... 8 September 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James I am going tomorrow Morning on an Errand to Lord Howe not to beg a Pardon, I assure you, but ... 9 September 1776 Hitchcock, Daniel to Adams, John Received, another of your kind Favours on Monday last, for which I thank You, the Demands of ... 11 September 1776 Smith, Isaac Sr. to Adams, John I have not been favord, with any from you for sometime. As to News of any consequence this ... 14 September 1776 Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson to Adams, John I forbore asking You any Questions on your Return from Staten Island, as there were a Number ... 16 September 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John I very gratefully acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter dated the of August. I should have ... 17 September 1776 Winthrop, John to Adams, John I have received your favor of —— but it is so old a date, that I am ashamed to put it down. ... 17 September 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John I don't wish to Complain when the Public Service will not be injurd by Silence: two Things ... 18 September 1776 Purviance, Samuel to Adams, John I hope youle excuse the Liberty of this Adress from a Stranger, which I presume to take on ... 19 September 1776 Warren, James to Adams, John I wrote you in my last that we were about raising every fifth Man of our Alarm and Train ... 22 September 1776 Sullivan, James to Adams, John Since I received your favour of the 27th of May on the Subject of Representation I have ... 23 September 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John Every Day more thoroughly convinces me that an absolute Tyranny is essential in the ... 25 September 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James This Express carries a new Plan of an Army. I hope the General Court without one Moments ... 25 September 1776 Knox, Henry to Adams, John Thro' the hurry and confusion of one retreat after another I have omitted to answer your ... 30 September 1776 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John I am much obligd to you for your two Letters of the 8th and 14th of this Month, which I ... 3 October 1776 Tudor, William to Adams, John By the Carelessness of an Orderly Sargent to whom it was given, I did not get your Letter, ... 5 October 1776 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of September 19. came duely to Hand. You have raised every fifth Man to march to New ... 8 October 1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Your's of the 2nd. Instant I received last Night for which I am obliged to you. If any ... 11 October 1776 Sullivan, James to Adams, John There is no measures conceivable to me that can save this Country from utter ruin but the ... 5 November 1776 Adams, John to UNKNOWN I find the People this Way, under very disagreable Apprehensions, about Paper Currency. The ... 21 November 1776 Trumbull, John to Adams, John Since I had the pleasure of seeing You last, I have conversed with my Father on the plan you ... 28 November 1776 Adams, John to Massachusetts House of Representatives, Speaker of I had this Moment, between two and Three o'Clock, the Honour of your Letter of this Days ... 10 December 1776 Massachusetts Council to Adams, John Whereas, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry, Francis ... 31 December 1776 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Mr. Lovell goes tomorrow. In him We shall find a Man of Spirit Fortitude, and Patience, ... 1 January 1777 Wolcott, Oliver to Adams, John Your Favour of the 30 Nov came to hand last Evening for which I most sincerely thank you. I ... ... 3 January 1777 Massachusetts General Court to Adams, John The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Letter from General Washington to the ... 8 January 1777 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John Since You left Philadelphia many important Events have taken place in the Council as well as ... 9 January 1777 Adams, Samuel to Adams, John I have every Day for a Month past been anxiously expecting the Pleasure of seeing you here, ... 14 January 1777 Cushing, William to Adams, John I return the two volumes of Hume (by my brother) which you were so good as to lend me, and ... 31 January 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James I flatter myself with the Pleasure of hearing from you Soon, and in the mean Time, I wish to ... 3 February 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James After a very tedious Journey, through the severist Weather, and over very bad Mountains, in ... 3 February 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James It may not be a Mispence of Time to make a few Observations upon the Situation of Some of ... 3 February 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James There is no kind of Relaxation here in warlike Preparations, and yet the Ministry have so ... 4 February 1777 Massachusetts Council to Adams, John Whereas the Commission given the Delegates in Congress Representing this State, by a Resolve ...

Enclosure GroupJohn Adams to John Avery, with Letter of Resignation from Superior Court

12 February 1777 — 15 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James The Certificates and Cheque Books for the Loan Office, I hope and presume, are arrived in ... 12 February 1777 Tudor, William to Adams, John We had a Court Martial set at Chatham last Week for the Trial of a Colo. Buckner of the 6th. ... 14 February 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John I hope you will pardon me for not writing to you oftner of the state off affairs in the army ... 17 February 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James I have the melancholly Prospect before me, of a Congress continually changing, untill very ... 20 February 1777 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph Yesterday, I had the Pleasure of yours of Jany. 28. I am rejoiced to hear of the Measures ... 22 February 1777 Adams, John to Sullivan, John I had this Evening the Pleasure of your Favour of the fourteenth instant, and a great ... 22 February 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I had the pleasure Yesterday of receiving your favours of the 3d. and 5th. Instant the first ... 25 February 1777 Adams, John to Tudor, William I had last Evening yours of the 12 Instant. Am much obliged to you for it. Why did not the ... 27 February 1777 Adams, John Resolved That General Washington's Proclamation of the Day of does not interfere with the ... 3 March 1777 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John It is a long time since I wrote to you, or you to me, who stands in debt upon the schore of ... 4 March 1777 Vernejoux, Jean Louis de to Continental Congress, Board of War I beg Leave to write your Excellencys this Letter to have the honour to present you my ... 6 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Dr. Jackson, by whom this will go, is a Manager of the State Lottery, and is bound to the ... 7 March 1777 Avery, John to Adams, John Your kind favor of the 10th. Feby. Ultimo have received and agreeable to your Request have ... 7 March 1777 Tudor, William to Adams, John Your Letter from Baltimore of 25th. Feby. I got to Day and was not a little pleased with its ... 9 March 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael I had, last Evening the Pleasure of yours of March 3. by your Brother, to whom in his ... 11 March 1777 Adams, John to Tudor, William Yours of the 7th. instant, I just received. Am glad to find the Post begins to do its Duty, ... 15 March 1777 Bingham, William to Adams, John Officers of the first Distinction have embarked at Havre De Grace for America, and a large ... 16 March 1777 Tudor, William to Adams, John Since the Return of one half their Troops from Rhode Island I think the Enemy must be full ... 18 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James I had this Morning the Pleasure of your Favour of Feb. 22. by the Post. This is the first ... 18 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James There is a Part of your Letter of 22 of Feb. which I did not remark upon in a Letter I wrote ... 21 March 1777 Adams, John to Avery, John I had this Morning the Honour Pleasure of your Favour of the 7th. Instant, and am glad to ... 21 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James It is not easy to penetrate the Designs of the Enemy. What Object they have in View, cannot ... 22 March 1777 Adams, John to Tudor, William Yours of the 16th. I got Yesterday. If Howe imagines that one fourth of Pensilvania are ... 23 March 1777 Tudor, William to Adams, John I yesterday ask'd Permission to resign my Post of J.A.G. and to retire from the Army, but ... 23 March 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I wrote you last from Plymouth about three weeks ago after which I was detained at Home ... 24 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James This Morning, a Vessell has arrived in this City with 6800 stand of excellent Arms and 1500 ... 25 March 1777 Freeman, Samuel to Adams, John Being informed that you are of a Committee of Congress, appointed to consider what further ... 25 March 1777 Hastings, Jonathan Jr. to Adams, John Your Favor per Dr. Jackson of the 7 Instant came to hand this day. It gives me pleasure that ... 26 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James There are two ingenious Artificers, here, who have made a beautifull Field Piece of Bar Iron.... 27 March 1777 Adams, John to Tudor, William I had yours by Coll Palfry last night. General Green is just taking his Departure so that I ... 27 March 1777 Gordon, William to Adams, John I expected some how or other to have had the happiness of falling into your company when you ... 27 March 1777 Johnson, Thomas Jr. to Adams, John I have pleasure in calling your Attention back to a Subject which was mentioned at Bush Town.... 31 March 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James We have this day received Letters from Europe, of an interesting Nature. We are under ... 1 April 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Having an opportunity by So carefull an Hand as Captain Wentworth of Portsmouth, I have ... 3 April 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I scratch a Line in utmost Hast—Your kind Letter I receiv'd by Mr Jackson the Day after ... 3 April 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I had the pleasure Yesterday of receiving your favours of the 15th. and 18th. of March. ... 5 April 1777 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John I have neither seen nor heard of any Resolution of Congress approving or disproving of the ... 6 April 1777 Adams, John to Cooper, Samuel This Evening I was favoured with yours of 24 March, by Major Ward. I thank you, sir for your ... 6 April 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James The Business of the naval and marine Department, will I hope be soon put in a better Train ... 6 April 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of 23d March, was handed to me, this Evening by Major Ward. Your Letter from Plymouth ... 7 April 1777 Foster, Isaac to Adams, John As nothing worthy your Attention has occurred since I had the pleasure of seeing you at ... 8 April 1777 Adams, John to Gordon, William I had your Favour of 27 March by this Days Post. That this Country will go Safely through ... 13 April 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael In considering a Letter from the General, sometime ago, in the Board of War, it was agreed ... 13 April 1777 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John The Enemy made an attempt to surprise General Lincoln. This morning they advanced by three ... 16 April 1777 Adams, John to Bowdoin, James It is difficult to ascertain with Precision the Designs of the Enemy: But by the best ... 16 April 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James An unfortunate Vessell has arrived from France. The brave Fellow who commanded her, is blown ... 16 April 1777 Palmer, Joseph to Adams, John I have too many kinds of public business, to admit my looking into the matter of Finances, ... 19 April 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday I came to this place; all things remain much as they were; a few Companies have ... 23 April 1777 Freeman, Samuel to Adams, John The General Assembly of this State frequently receives Petitions from Soldiers who have met ... 23 April 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I have been very Unwell and Absent for A fortnight. I returned here Yesterday. While I was ... 27 April 1777 Adams, John to Freeman, Samuel Your Favour of 25 March I duely received. The Plan of riding you mention, between Boston and ... 27 April 1777 Adams, John to Tudor, William Aha!—exchanging the Pride, Pomp and Circumstance of Glorious War, for the soft Charms of ... 27 April 1777 Adams, John to UNKNOWN I think it is Montesqueiu, who, Somewhere observes, that the English of Charles's days were ... 27 April 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John Since I wrote you by the post on last Thursday, Nothing very material has taken place here. ... 28 April 1777 Adams, John to UNKNOWN We are now very near the Month of May, and the Enemy, are in the Midst of Us. They have an ... 29 April 1777 Adams, John to Bowdoin, James There is a Letter from Dr. Lee, dated Bourdeaux Feb. 20th. which Says that he has a Letter ... 29 April 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James I have but a few Moments to write, and these it is my Duty to improve, and faithfully to ... 2 May 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Dr. Brownson, a Delegate from Georgia, in Congress, and a worthy, Spirited, sensible Man A ... 2 May 1777 Bowdoin, James to Adams, John The interesting intelligence of your Letter occasioned my sending it to Council as soon as I ... 2 May 1777 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John Your favor of April 22d. came to hand a few days since. General Lincoln is deservedly ... 3 May 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of April 3d I received. I must confess, that I am at a Loss to determine, whether it ... 3 May 1777 Knox, Henry to Adams, John It is a long time since I have had the pleasure of a Line from you. I was in hopes to have ... 5 May 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John We have no late Arrivals no foreign Intelligance. The Affair of Danbury has wholly Engrossed ... 6 May 1777 Adams, John to Freeman, Samuel I had the Favour of your Letter of 23d Ultimo by this days Post. ... 6 May 1777 Adams, John to Palmer, Joseph I had a few days ago the Pleasure of receiving your Favour of the 16. Ultimo. ... 6 May 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James About Ten Days ago, I had the Boldness to make a Motion that a Navy Board Should be ... 7 May 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Yours of the 27th of April I am to acknowledge. I cannot concur with you in Sentiment ... 8 May 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I wrote to you a Letter which will Accompany this with A design it should have gone by last ... 9 May 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Yours of the 2d Instant, came duly to hand. The Indifference of the People about recruiting ... 9 May 1777 Mcdonold, Donold to Adams, John I suppose you have heard we have not taken Brunswick. If any one says we have he belies us. ... 10 May 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Yours of the 7th. was brought me this Morning. My Meaning was that if the Conduct of our ... 10 May 1777 Knox, Henry to Adams, John I am obliged to you for your two favors, one of the 25 Ultimo and the other of the 6 instant ... 12 May 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John This day General Arnold came into Camp, I have had a long conversation with him upon the ... 14 May 1777 Hastings, Jonathan Jr. to Adams, John Your Favor per Capt. Thompson of April 25 I this Day received and have duly forwarded your ... 16 May 1777 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, John Matters in our part of the continent are too much in quiet to send you news from hence. Our ... 19 May 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I have lately had convincing proof of what I have long expected, that is, men employed as ... 21 May 1777 Adams, John to House of Representatives, Speaker of Mr. Gorham and Mr. Russel, Agents of the Town of Charlestown, have presented to Congress a ... 24 May 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael During the civil Wars in Rome, in the Time of Sylla, and young Marius, after the Death of ... 26 May 1777 Adams, John to Jefferson, Thomas I had this Morning, the Pleasure of your Favour of the Sixteenth instant, by the Post; and ... 27 May 1777 Henshaw, Andrew to Adams, John Although I cannot boast a right to address you from an Acquaintance which would warrant it, ... 28 May 1777 Adams, John Resolved That the General, or Commander in Chief for the Time being Shall have full Power of ... 28 May 1777 Greene, Nathanael to Adams, John I receiv'd a letter from you some days since. I have it not with me, and therefore cannot be ... 28 May 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John I Recollect That I Stand Indebted to you one Letter for your favor of the 22d. Feby and have ... 29 May 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I wish, with you, that N. England may not fail to furnish their Quota of the Continental ... 2 June 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael Yours of 28 Ultimo is before me. It is certain that Religion and Morality, have no less ... 3 June 1777 Adams, John to Sullivan, John I regret with you the Loss of Coll Stark, of whose Experience and Bravery, I have often ... 5 June 1777 Gordon, William to Adams, John Your favour of April the 8th tho' frankt was not received till the 22d of May. Tis ... 5 June 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John You will perhaps wonder that you have not heard from me for so long a time. I have had so ... 8 June 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John You cant oblidge me more than by giving me a Line to Inform whether you are, or are not ... 11 June 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James The honourable Samuel Hewes Esqr, a Delegate in Congress from North Carolina from 1774 to ... 11 June 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John It is A long time since I have had the pleasure of A line from you. I looked for one last ... 12 June 1777 Adams, John Resolved that the Freedom of Speech and Debate in Congress ought not to be impeached or ... 14 June 1777 Morris, Apollos to Adams, John Centinels are again Posted at my Lodgings. This I suppose a mistake L: Col: Parke having ... 19 June 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of the 5th. instant is before me. It may be very true, that your Regiments are as ... 20 June 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday the Enemy retreated back to Brunswick; they were followed and fired on by a small ... 22 June 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John If any Conjecture may be formed from the Intelligence or rather reports prevailing here you ... 23 June 1777 Sargeant, Nathaniel Peaslee to Adams, John My Brother, Mr. Christopher Sargeant, the bearer has occasion to travel to South Carolina, ... 25 June 1777 Crafts, Thomas Jr. to Adams, John My last to you was, in answer to yours of the 20th March, concerning the manufacture of ... 28 June 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John I wish it was in my power to give you a satisfactory and particular state of facts relative ... 4 July 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John The Army marched from Middle Brook yesterday and arrived here last Evening and encamped. I ... 7 July 1777 Adams, John to Greene, Nathanael I never before took hold of a Pen, to write to my Friend General Green, without Pleasure, ... 7 July 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James Yours of June 22d. received only today. We have no Thoughts of leaving Philadelphia. I ... 10 July 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I have lately wrote you more than one Letter which I hope you have receiv'd. Howe has ... 10 July 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I Returned to this Town on Tuesday and found the Court had Just Adjourned to Sepr:. Last ... 11 July 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John We have this Moment an Account of the Evacuation of Ticonderoga in Consequence of A Council ...

Enclosure GroupJoseph Ward to John Adams, with Letter from Richard Varick to Joseph Ward

24 July 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John No Event since the Commencement of the War has excited such Indignation and Astonishment as ... 26 July 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday I received your Favour of the twentieth Instant, while on my way from North River ... 27 July 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday I did myself the Honor to address a Letter to you; in answer to yours of the ... 28 July 1777 Parsons, Samuel Holden to Adams, John Upon the Public Affairs of the Country we all have a Right to speak freely and censure where ... 2 August 1777 Continental Congress, New England delegates to Washington, George As Congress have authorized your Excellency to send a proper Officer to take the Command in ... 4 August 1777 Lowell, John to Adams, John Mr. Babcock of Newhaven informs me that he wrote you respecting our maritime Laws, and the ... 7 August 1777 Gordon, William to Adams, John This day 7-night I transmitted under cover to Mr. Hancock a number of anniversary sermons, ... 8 August 1777 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John In Observing the different operation of Whig principles upon different people, I have been ... 10 August 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I Received your favours by Mr. Hewes and by the post since writeing which, you must have ... 12 August 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James I see by the Papers, our Assembly is called, and conclude it is now Sitting. ... 15 August 1777 Adams, John Resolved that a Copy of that Part of Coll Richardson's Letter which relates to Thomas ... 18 August 1777 Adams, John to Warren, James The inclosed Copies, you will see must not be made public. You will communicate them in ... 21 August 1777 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, John Albemarle, Va., 21 August 1777. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Jefferson, Papers, 2:27–29. ... 31 August 1777 Adams, John to Gordon, William The loss of Ty is in a train of serious enquiry. Altho this disaster for the present is ... 1 September 1777 Henshaw, Andrew to Adams, John I had the honor to recieve your favor of 19th. June and should have wrote you if it were ... 3 September 1777 Henshaw, Andrew to Adams, John I this day had the pleasure to converse with the Hon. Mr. Warren who appears desirous to ... 3 September 1777 Nourse, Joseph to Adams, John The Resolves of Congress, directing every board to deliver into the secretary's Office, all ... 4 September 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John Yesterday a severe skirmish happened between a party of seven hundred of our Troops and two ... 4 September 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I thank you for yours of the 12th. and 18th August which came safe to hand. I am much ... 5 September 1777 Laurens, Henry to Trumbull, Joseph The Resolve of Congress which you will receive under this Cover will shew you that we are ... 7 September 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I wrote you by the last post. I wonder whether all the Letters I write you get to hand, and ... 10 September 1777 Davis, Caleb to Adams, John I ask pardon for giveing you this Trouble, Amidst your More Important Concerns, but being ... 16 September 1777 Adams, John to Officer in Charge of Hessian Prisoners I am directed by the Board of War to desire you, to deliver to Coll. Bird forty of the ... 17 September 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John Yours with the Inclosed came safe to hand last week, and have given me great pleasure. I ... 19 September 1777 McKean, Thomas to Adams, John I am informed, that some of the Members of Congress are dissatisfied with my allowing, as ... 22 September 1777 Adams, John to Continental Army, officers Having here observed a diligent attention to the sick and wounded, and a benevolent desire ... 25 September 1777 Freeman, Samuel to Adams, John Knowing how much you have at Heart the Establishing the Currency of this State and the ... 28 September 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John Far from addressing you in The Language of friendship and Desiring your assistance as a ... 29 September 1777 MacCreery, William to Adams, John I did myself the pleasure to write you from Burdeaux the begining of this Month, giving you ... 1 October 1777 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John It would have given me great pleasure to have Spent an hour with you in this place After my ... 9 October 1777 McNeill, Hector to Adams, John This will be handed you by Doctor John L Linn the Surgeon of our Ship, he goes to Congress ... 9 October 1777 Ward, Joseph to Adams, John As you have had the history of the late action from the General, I shall not trouble you ... 9 October 1777 Adams, John The Committee, to whom were referred the Papers, received from the President of the State of ... 10 October 1777 MacCreery, William to Adams, John I did myself the Honour to write to you from Nantez the 29th ultimo and at the Same time ... 10 October 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John You will recollect that A long time has elapsed since I had a Line from you. Our hopes and ... 12 October 1777 Warren, James to Adams, John I want Extreamly to hear from you to know what situation you are in, and what is the true ... 13 October 1777 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John I have little to add to the long letter I wrote to you a few days ago, but that the event of ... 21 October 1777 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John I fear you will class me with the weeping philosophers of antiquity, but I cannot help it. ... 22 October 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John I write to you in Hast and Confidence—and beg you to conceal me when I speak with Freedom of ... 23 October 1777 Adams, John To agree upon and fix ascertain the necessary Sums of Money to be raised for the service of ... 24 October 1777 Cooper, Samuel to Adams, John Two days agoe I wrote you an hasty Script. Perhaps I express'd myself too suddenly and ... 31 October 1777 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John The disorders of our Army do not proceed from any natural faults in our men. On the contrary ... 10 November 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John Nothing has given me more uneasiness than to find General Conway is about Leaving our Army ... 13 November 1777 Sullivan, John to Adams, John I this morning was favoured with yours of the 28 ultimo, which gave the more pleasure as I ... 14 November 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John Tho I must refer you as well as Mr. Hancock to what I have written to Mr. S. Adams relative ... 18 November 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John It appears by Returns this day received from Genl. Gates that Burgoine must have destroyed ... 19 November 1777 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge The inclosed Letter, I this Moment received and can think of no other Way, to answer the ... 22 November 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John We have this Evening a Letter from Mr. Bingham of Octr. 13th. in which he tells us that the ... 27 November 1777 Continental Congress to Adams, John The delegates of the United States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and ... 27 November 1777 Adams, John Resolved That it be Earnestly recommended to the several States, as soon as may be, to ... 28 November 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John I shall not in my great hurry repeat to you any of the matters which I have written to Mr. S.... 28 November 1777 Roberdeau, Daniel to Adams, John I would not take pen in hand until I could reasonably suppose you safe arrived to your long ... 1 December 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John As I was at the Secretaries yesterday I took off a few Resolutions from the Journals for ... 3 December 1777 Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee to Adams, John With great pleasure to ourselves we discharge our duty by inclosing to you your Commission ... 3 December 1777 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I received your Favour of the 19th Novr on my Way to this Place; and the Business which your ... 3 December 1777 Laurens, Henry to Adams, John The 28th. Ultimo I had the honour of writing to you by the Messenger Frederick Weare and of ... 6 December 1777 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge You must expect for the Future, to find in me, Situated as I am by a blissfull Fireside, ... 6 December 1777 Adams, John to Lovell, James Your kind Favours of 14 and 18 Novr. I received together, this Evening. I thank you, for ... 8 December 1777 Adams, John to Dana, Francis I wish you Joy of your new, Scaene and Stage: You will act your Part well I doubt not, and I ... 8 December 1777 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John Since my last the Situation of the Camp has prevented the Committee of Congress from ... 8 December 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John Since my signing a letter to you with Colo. Lee an excellent opportunity of sending to ... 9 December 1777 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge Some day next Week Mr. John Thaxter, will Sett off, on his Journey for York Town. You may ... 9 December 1777 Adams, John to Roberdeau, Daniel I have never found an Opportunity, of presenting my Respects to you, Since I left York Town, ... 10 December 1777 Rice, Nathan to Adams, John Permit me to congratulate you on your return to your family and frends, of which I am ... 17 December 1777 Jefferson, Thomas to Adams, John Williamsburg, Va., 17 December 1777. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Jefferson, Papers, ... 17 December 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John Decr. 2d. ...

Enclosure GroupArchibald Campbell to John Adams, with letters from Elias Bowdinot to Heman Allen and from Heman Allen to Archibald Campbell

21 December 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John That you may excuse my vile manner of doing business, know that I am freezing in my little ...

Enclosure GroupJames Lovell to John Adams, with Congressional Resolution: A State of Facts

22 December 1777 Marchant, Henry L. to Adams, John Tho' we are withdrawn from the Grand Congress and are about Eighty miles Assunder, yet I ... 23 December 1777 Adams, John to Gerry, Elbridge On my Return from Portsmouth, to which Place I made an Excursion upon a certain maritime ... 23 December 1777 Adams, John to President of Congress Having been Absent, on a Journey, I had not the Honour of receiving your Letters, until ... 24 December 1777 Adams, John to Continental Congress, Foreign Affairs Committee Having been absent from this State, I had not the Honour of your Favour of December 3d. ... 24 December 1777 Adams, John to Lovell, James I cannot omit this opportunity of acknowledging the Receipt of your kind Favours of 27 or 28 ... 24 December 1777 Adams, John to Roberdeau, Daniel Your most friendly and obliging Favour of 28. Novr was never delivered to me, untill the 22d ... 25 December 1777 Adams, John to Campbell, Archibald Three Days ago, I had the Honour of receiving your Letter of the 18th. of December, ...

Enclosure GroupJohann Kalb to John Adams, with Two Letters of Introduction for John Adams

30 December 1777 Lovell, James to Adams, John Mr. Geary otherways engaged has given me the pleasure of forwarding this Intelligence from ... 1 December 1777 — 31 December 1777 Chipman, Ward to Browne, Montfort Owing to the very partial opinion and recommendation of my Friend, you have been pleased to ... 1 January 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John The year is rendered quite pleasing to me, in its beginning, by the arrival of your favour ... 5 January 1778 Laurens, Henry to Adams, John I had the honour of Addressing you on the 28th. November and 3d. Ultimo in Official Letters ... 9 January 1778 Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de to Adams, John Headquarters, 9 January 1778. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Lafayette in the Age of the ... 9 January 1778 Purviance, Samuel to Adams, John A Schooner belonging to Us by which our friend Mr. McCreery went to France, being returnd a ... 13 January 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John First and foremost, become a reconciling advocate for me with your dear lovely Portia, who, ...

Enclosure GroupJohn Adams to the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, with an Account of Adams's Expenses

15 January 1778 Laurens, Henry to Adams, John I was honoured on the 7th. Instant by the Receipt of your favour of the 9th. Ultimo by the ... 20 January 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John The receipt of your letters of Decr. 24th variously directed gave equal and uniform ... 21 January 1778 Roberdeau, Daniel to Adams, John I acknowledge your favors of the 19th. and 24th. Ultimo, and with great pleasure find you ... 22 January 1778 Ellery, William to Adams, John I received a few days since a Letter from my good friend William Vernon Esqr., One of the ... 22 January 1778 President of Congress to Adams, John On the 19th. Instant I had the honour of receiving and presenting to Congress, your favor of ... 22 January 1778 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John Yorktown, 22 January 1778. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Benjamin Rush, Letters, 1:190–192. ... 25 January 1778 Gerry, Elbridge to Adams, John I have attended to your Sentiments on the Subject of Money and am equally unhappy with You ... 2 February 1778 Hancock, John to Adams, John Mr. Hancock's Compliments to Mr. Adams. The Inclos'd Letter from the Baron De Kalb he ... 3 February 1778 Adams, John to Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de I had Yesterday the Honour of receiving, from the Hand of my worthy Friend General Knox, ... 4 February 1778 Adams, John to Laurens, Henry I had this Moment the Honour of yours of the 15. Ultimo and I thank you for your Kindness to ... 6 February 1778 Adams, John to Ellery, William I had, Yesterday the Pleasure of receiving your Letter of the 22d of January, and beg Leave ... 6 February 1778 Adams, John to Lovell, James I have received, this Morning, by several Hands and at other Times during the last Week, ... 8 February 1778 Adams, John to Rush, Benjamin Two Days ago, I was favoured with your polite and elegant Letter of January 22. I have ... 8 February 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John Yours of Janry. 9th is before me. Deane had inclosed to Congress a long minute corresponding ... 8 February 1778 Rush, Benjamin to Adams, John Lancaster, 8 February 1778. RC (Adams Papers); printed: Benjamin Rush, Letters, 1:199–200. ... 9 February 1778 Vernon, William Sr. to Adams, John 9 February 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography, 2:272–273. Vernon asked that his son ... 10 February 1778 Deane, Barnabas to Adams, John Boston. 10 February 1778. printed (virtually verbatim): JA, Diary and Autobiography, 2:272. ... 10 February 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John The week after Mr. C—— was appointed secretary, I saw the P.S. of a letter to Mr. S.A. in ... 1 February 1778 — 28 February 1778 Lovell, James to Adams, John York, February 1778. RC (Adams Papers). Believing that JA could receive yet another letter ... 5 March 1778 Henry, Patrick to Adams, John Capt. Le Maire the Bearer tells me he saw you in Paris. In Hopes this may find you there, I ... 9 March 1778 Vernon, William Sr. to Adams, John I hope in God this will find you safe arrived at your desired Port, and that you are happy ...