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

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seriousness of smallpox5

Spanish recognition of U.S.5

Dana's mission to Russia4

JQA's education4

PJA12
PJA13

origins and nature of Amer. Revolution4

Austro-Russian mediation3

PJA12
PJA13
148

corruption in America3

PJA03
PJA04
125

Dana as confidant3

PJA11

history and documentation of the war3

PJA05

JQA's return to The Hague3

PJA13

lawsuits in Dutch courts3

PJA12

North-South differences3

PJA05

promotion of English language3

shift in focus of French and Spanish military operations3

PJA12

speculation by Americans on London stock market3

PJA07
420
PJA08

abolition of slavery2

PJA05

“a meaner, falser, heart, never circulated Blood” than Galloway's2

PJA09
PJA10
10

Amer. “Croakers” or complainers2

PJA11

anonymous letters2

PJA13

Battle of the Dogger Bank2

PJA11

Benedict Arnold2

PJA11

civil suits as deterrent to official misconduct2

PJA10

decline of wisdom and virtue in America2

PJA07
429
PJA08
16

defense of reputation of Mass.2

PJA04

importance of fisheries2

PJA07

jealousy and envy of position and success2

PJA12

political philosophy of2

PJA13

political situation in Massachusetts2

PJA13

private gain in public service2

PJA06

proposals to settle Anglo-Dutch war2

PJA13

reputation for vanity2

PJA12

slavery2

PJA03

taxation2

PJA11

1774 non-exportation resolutions1

PJA10

“[American independence] is the End and Aim of my Existence”1

PJA11
12

accusation that he purchased British goods1

PJA12
235

“A free Nation corrupted, becomes a Society of Devils”1

PJA10
374

agriculture1

PJA13
148

agriculture as “essential interest” of U.S. and Mass.1

PJA07

“America, . . . has been too long Silent in Europe. Her Cause is that of all Nations and all Men: and it needs nothing but to be explained to be approved”1

PJA11
269

“America will never consent to any Restriction whatsoever, but will finally insist on a right to trade with every Nation that will trade with her”1

PJA11
226

Amer. inventions1

PJA08
366

army career aid to development1

PJA05
132

Asgill case1

PJA13
437

as Ploughjogger, on ministers, physicians, and lawyers1

PJA01

as Ploughjogger, on poverty1

PJA01

being separated from AA1

PJA12
337

bills of exchange1

PJA12
160

Boston Massacre1

PJA12
207

Boston Tea Party1

PJA12

British Navy in wake of Dogger Bank1

PJA11
458

capture of Dutch sloop Chester 1

PJA11

CA's arrival in U.S.1

PJA13
22

compares French and Indian War with Amer. Revolution1

PJA09
548

consequences of raising Dutch loan with Fizeaux, Grand & Co.1

PJA12
441

conservatives in Congress1

PJA13
426

criticism of as “the most groundless abuse possible”1

PJA12
376

decision making by sovereigns and nations1

PJA12

declaring independence1

PJA06
191

defines colony1

PJA11
427

diplomatic etiquette1

PJA12
452

diplomats: “Their Etiquette, will Spill the Blood of Millions”1

PJA11
12

Dumas1

PJA11
16

economic regulation1

PJA11
128

effect of British credit to Amer. merchants1

PJA11
397

embargoes1

PJA10

evaluates loss of St. Eustatius1

PJA11
227

failings of “great Men”1

PJA08
68

fate if taken prisoner1

PJA12
51

fear of “Chain of Toryism”1

PJA04
331

financial distress of ministers around Braintree1

PJA08
351

financing Amer. trade1

PJA10
238

Franklin1

PJA11
91

Franklin's theory of colds and the fate of statesmen1

PJA08

freedom of the press1

PJA02

French criticism of1

PJA12
254

French obstruction of efforts of1

PJA11
131

frustration with Congress' issuing of bills of exchange1

PJA11
457

giving advice to close friends1

PJA05

glory of France1

PJA11
89

harmful effects of rum1

PJA07
74

health and disease1

PJA01

honest men in politics1

PJA11

Howe peace commission1

PJA05
108

human nature1

PJA13
152

human nature as universal1

PJA12
185

“Human Nature seems to be employed like Sampson, taking hold of the Pillars of Tyranny”1

PJA03
279

“I am Sorry that our Countrymen imitate their Ennemies, in this dirty Trick of lying, which is ever considered as a Proof of weakness, and never answers the End”1

PJA11
57

“if the Spirit of Liberty is Subdued in America there is now an end of it in the World”1

PJA11
164

“I must study Politicks and War”1

PJA09
xi

inability to restrain free press1

PJA12
47

inadequacies of past French military strategy1

PJA12

“inflammatory Harrangues” compared with George III's speech at opening of Parliament1

PJA12
145

involvement in case of Curson and Gouverneur1

PJA11

“I Said I was not a British subject: that I had renounced that Character many years ago forever: and that I should rather be a fugitive in China or Malebar, than ever reassume that Character”1

PJA11
406

“It is among the Yeomanry of every Country that We are to expect to find, the Supporters of Liberty”1

PJA11
389

“It is worth while to go abroad, to see by what Men this World is governed—and by what Women!”1

PJA13
147

JQA's failure to write1

PJA13
218

JQA's residence in Russia1

PJA12
135

“Knowledge [also property] monopolized or in the Possession of a few is a Curse to mankind”1

PJA01
106

lack of letters from friends in Massachusetts1

PJA13
437

La Vauguyon1

PJA11
200

leaks of information to London newspapers1

PJA11
460

leaving Thaxter in Netherlands1

PJA11
408

“Let every Colony, have its own Religion, without Molestation”1

PJA04
326

“Let us preserve our temper, our wisdom, our humanity and civility, though our enemies are every day renouncing theirs”1

PJA03
297

“Mankind will be servile to Tyrannical Masters and basely devoted to vile Idols”1

PJA11
262

“Many Millions, which have been wasted by the most worthless of Men”1

PJA13
51

Mazzei's efforts to borrow money1

PJA13
151

military alliances1

PJA06
126

military success the basis for diplomatic1

PJA06

national and state powers under Arts. of Confederation1

PJA11

nature of Russian government1

PJA12

need for patience in diplomacy1

PJA11
464

need to resolve U.S. budget crisis1

PJA11
56

neutral property1

PJA13

newspaper controversy1

PJA01

“Nine tenths of the Toryism in America has arisen from Sheer Cowardice, and Avarice”1

PJA04
397

not resorting to personalities in political career1

PJA12
270

opposition party in Pennsylvania1

PJA10
246

origins, justification, and effect of “this immortal Declaration” of Independence1

PJA11

patriotism, public service, and historiography1

PJA10

Pennsylvania constitution1

PJA13
498

Pilgrims1

PJA13
125

political strength and military situation in U.S.1

PJA11
166

“Popularity is a Witch”1

PJA10
395

possible spies1

PJA12
96

presentation of credentials1

PJA11

problems arising from expenditure of funds in Europe1

PJA12
97

proposed partition of U.S.1

PJA11
70

proposes equal treatment of U.S. and Britain1

PJA11

“Proud as Mankind is, their is more superiority in this World yielded than assumed”1

PJA04
325

Providence and the Amer. Revolution1

PJA09

“Rank, without Command, is, in my Eyes, rather ostentatious, vain and despicable”1

PJA04
377

religious toleration1

PJA12
253

right of citizens to resist tyranny1

PJA12

riots in Boston1

PJA07
324

rumored sale of Amer. masts to British1

PJA12
8-9

satire1

PJA02

scholarly pursuits1

PJA01

security of mails1

PJA13
2

suggests U.S. embargo on naval stores1

PJA11
473

support for Articles of Confederation1

PJA10
246

“Thanks be to God, that he gave me Stubborness, when I know I am right”1

PJA13

the corruption of nations1

PJA09
408

“The Dignity of North America, does not consist in diplomatick Ceremonials, or any of the Subtilities of Etiquette: it consists Solely in Reason, Justice, Truth, the Rights of Man kind, and the Interests of the nations of Europe”1

PJA11
425

“There must be a free Communication of Sentiment upon public Affairs or they will Suffer”1

PJA05
116

“The United States have assumed their equal Station among the nations: they have assumed a Sovereignty, which they acknowledge to hold only from God and their own Swords”1

PJA11
428

“the whole Corps diplomatick, with all their Superb Pomp, are but a Company of Grannys”1

PJA11
116

“To Tyrants, Tyranny is always very dear”1

PJA10
300

trimmers1

PJA04
312

triumph of Amer. spirit1

PJA11
126

triumph of “Honest Wisdom” over Machiavellian politics1

PJA13
148

uselessness of endless negotiations1

PJA11
469

use of ciphers1

PJA08
17

vanity motive to action1

PJA05
186

Vergennes1

PJA11
200

warns against partisanship1

PJA10
192

wary of French influence1

PJA11

“We have nothing to depend upon but ourselves, and Providence”1

PJA10
394

writers and genius1

PJA01
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