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Adams, John (1735-1826, designated as JA in The Adams Papers):

Opinions and Beliefs

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compliance with Treaty of Paris6

AFC07

Article 4, Bill of Rights5

PJA01
314
PJA02

confederation5

Anglo-Amer. trade4

AFC07

credit4

AFC07

foundation for colonies' rights4

PJA02

Harvard4

possible treaty between U.S. and Barbary States4

AFC07

“no being in Nature [is] so dissagreable as a Lady at Sea”3

AFC05

Shays' Rebellion3

AFC07

U.S. trade3

AFC07

changes opinion of Plato2

AFC06
45
50

Continental Navy2

PJA02

cultural aspirations for family2

AFC05
401
l

disapproves of indiscriminate mob action2

imagines rapid travel by balloon2

AFC05
236
AFC06

legal profession2

AFC07

on reopening the courts and establishing state governments2

LJA01
LJA02
101

opposition to Acts of Trade2

LJA02
102

Quebec Act2

PJA02

Royall Tyler2

AFC07
8
238

“The Law comes not by Inspiration”2

AFC05

trial in Admiralty was interference with right of trial by jury2

LJA02
173-210 passim
264

WSS2

AFC07

“A Church is a voluntary society of Christians ... a Body politick”1

LJA02

admires Brit. constitution1

AFC07
366

admires Catharine Macaulay1

AFC05
349

advances in science1

AFC07
211

Amer. geniuses1

AFC07
241

Americans “must be content to be poor and vain and despised”1

AFC07
86

Amer. poetry and art versus European1

AFC07
96

Amer. Revolution “is the most interesting chapter in the history of the world”1

AFC05
224

Anglo-French commercial treaty1

AFC07
28

arrested persons sent to England for trial1

PJA02
157

art of conversation1

AFC07
212

“a Slur may not hurt a Man in America so much as in [Europe]”1

AFC05
103

authority of Parliament1

PJA02
147

becoming a great man1

AFC07
53

“Bread earned on a Farm is simple but sure. That which depends upon Politicks is as uncertain as they”1

AFC05
203

Britain's lack of appreciation for scholarly pursuits1

AFC07

Brit. shipping capacity1

AFC07
240

cares nothing for further success, now that country is out of danger1

AFC05
19

comments on extent of jury's power1

LJA01
227

compares own trials to those of Job1

AFC05
124

competitiveness of Mass. shipping1

AFC07
117

concern over Confederation-state relations1

AFC05

continuing exclusion of loyalists1

AFC07
206

criticizes Society of the Cincinnati1

AFC05
183

death of Lucy Quincy Tufts1

AFC07
87

decline of ancient cultures through luxury and vice teaches valuable lessons1

AFC06

decline of real property in Boston1

AFC07
224

“deep and subtle systems of Corruption” will be used to undermine America1

AFC05
126

defends Daniel Rogers1

AFC07
304

defends diplomatic record1

AFC05
122

defines a happy life as “Health and Competence, with a clear Conscience among People who esteem and love you”1

AFC06
327

difficulty of moving1

AFC07
466

dislikes balls1

AFC07
18

encourages envoy to confide in fiancée1

AFC06
406

England is “a fine Country, undone by Prosperity. It has the Vertigo in the Head”1

AFC05
264

fears the “putrid streets of Paris”1

AFC06
vii

“feelings of every American Minister in Europe have been wantonly sacrificed to Dr. F[ranklin]'s vanity”1

AFC05
24

feels British newspaper criticism testifies to his honesty1

AFC06
198

feels no obligation to justify religious beliefs1

AFC06
63

foreign alliances1

PJA02
184

has been “unfortunate in private life, [but] uniformly successful as a public man”1

AFC05
17

ideal of a sober, industrious youth1

AFC05
75

“I have lost all my Correspondents in Congress”1

AFC05
221

impossibility of U.S. reunification with Britain1

AFC07
206

“I shall part with Mr. Jefferson, with great Regret”1

AFC06
111

“it is by the female world, that the greatest and best characters among men are formed”1

AFC05
224

“it is my unalterable Resolution, not to remain in Europe, consuming in vain but unavoidable Ostentation, the Labour of my fellow Citizens”1

AFC05
354

Jefferson's response to critiques1

AFC07
241

Jonathan Sewall as replacement as minister to Britain1

AFC07
206

“Law is a Covenant”1

LJA01
137

Lord Abingdon and Shelburne's sentiments toward U.S.1

AFC07
16

luxury1

AFC07
117

Matthew Robinson-Morris1

AFC07

Moravians1

AFC07
339

“my political Career is run. I will wind off as decently as I can”1

AFC05
315

navigation act passed by Mass. General Court1

AFC07

on George Ill's speech at accession to throne1

LJA02

on nepotism and lack of law training among the Hutchinsons and Olivers1

on Otis' Rights of the British Colonies 1

LJA02
120

on possible revolutions in Europe incited by Amer. Revolution1

AFC05
137

opinion of Portland, Fox, and Burke1

AFC05
270

“Our Country is grown, or at least has been dishonest. She has broke her Faith with Nations, and with her own Citizens”1

AFC07
242

paper money1

AFC07

payment for destroyed tea1

PJA02
149

performing animals1

AFC07
211

praises Cato and condemns Caesar1

AFC05
126

praises classical orators1

AFC05
351

praises Massachusetts' Navigation Act1

AFC06
294

praises Sarah Siddons' acting1

AFC06
185

prefers French to English cooking1

AFC06
215

promotion of manufacturing and agriculture in U.S.1

AFC07

quality of Amer. men and women1

AFC07

recommends U.S. impose navigation acts1

AFC07
86

requisites for virtuous citizens1

AFC07
286

sees reward for public sacrifices in Heaven1

AFC05
111

study of Hebrew1

AFC07

suspicious of law students at London's Temples1

AFC05
351

taxation in Europe versus U.S.1

AFC07
391

“The more We pursue these Speculations the higher Sense We shall have ... that all which now Appears irregular will be found to be Design”1

AFC07
211

“The passions of man ... are contagious”1

LJA03
166

“the People of America, choose to [have] their Ambassadors abroad despized”1

AFC06

“the polite life in Europe is such an insipid round of headdressing and play”1

AFC05
123

“the want of Industry, and the Excess of luxury in our Merchants”1

AFC07
117

thinks Court life lonely for the virtuous1

AFC05
101

thinks diplomats in London less respectable than in Paris or The Hague1

AFC06
207

thinks European universities a bad model for Harvard1

AFC05
484

Thomas Boylston1

AFC07
28

U.S. economic situation1

AFC07
224

voluntary support for defense of Britain1

PJA02

weaknesses of Articles of Confederation1

AFC07
100

William Gordon1

AFC07
210

“will never be a Slave . . . to keep a Place, or to get a Place”1

AFC05
203

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