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Letters (to president)195

From JA (1780)113

PJA08
310 (cal.)
327 (cal.)
330
334
345
358 (cal.)
365
371
380 (cal)
PJA09
8 (cal.)
15 (cal.)
24 (2; 1 cal.)
31 (cal.)
37
46 (2 cal.)
63 (cal.)
71 (cal.)
76 (cal.)
80
83
85 (2 cal.)
86 (cal.)
89 (cal.)
93 (3; 2 cal.)
107 (cal.)
108 (3 cal.)
109 (2 cal.)
113 (cal.)
116 (cal.)
121
127 (3 cal.)
135 (cal.)
145
147 (cal.)
148
164
228 (cal.)
229 (cal.)
233 (cal.)
238
243 (cal.)
253 (cal.)
254 (cal.)
258 (cal.)
267 (cal.)
285 (2 cal.)
286 (2 cal.)
292
297 (cal.)
300 (cal.)
310 (cal.)
320 (cal.)
326 (cal.)
328 (cal.)
329 (cal.)
334 (cal.)
344 (cal.)
346 (cal.)
358 (cal.)
366 (2 cal.)
368 (cal.)
369 (cal.)
371 (cal.)
373 (cal.)
404 (cal.)
410 (2 cal.)
418
434
439
477
483
500 (cal.)
501 (cal.)
590 (2 cal.)
591 (2 cal.)
PJA10
12 (cal.)
13 (cal.)
20 (cal.)
26
68
84 (cal.)
85
87
125 (cal.)
127
156
160
173
176
184 (cal.)
254 (2 cal.)
256 (cal.)
262 (cal.)
269
305
306
312
350
353
371
373
385
390 (cal.)
410
419
426
433
435
437
438
442
458
465

From JA (1781)52

PJA11
2 (cal.)
15
17
44
49 (2 cal.)
50
51
55 (cal.)
96 (cal.)
117
213 (2; 1 cal.)
238 (cal.)
239
247
301
305
316
317
320 (cal.)
327 (2 cal.)
333 (cal.)
336 (cal.)
339 (cal.)
340
344 (2 cal.)
353 (cal.)
364 (cal.)
366 (cal.)
367
383
386 (cal.)
391
396
398
399 (cal.)
403 (3 cal.)
408 (cal.)
410
412 (2 cal.)
418
419
422 (cal.)
431 (cal.)
436
438
440 (2; 1 cal.)
445
449
453 (cal.)
458
461
464

From JA (1779)12

PJA07
430
PJA08
1
103
108
138
168
219
221
279 (cal.)
282
295 (cal.)
299 (cal.)

From JA (1778)10

PJA06
PJA07

From Commissioners (1778)5

PJA06
306 (cal.)
312
PJA07
8
42
196

To JA (1779)2

PJA08

From JA (1777)1

PJA05
367

mentioned60

AFC05
178
AFC06
AFC07
PJA11
89
PJA13
5
154
LJA02

and accession to armed neutrality25

issues bills of exchange21

and revocation of JA's powers (1781)18

appoints commissioners to negotiate commercial treaties17

commends JA for representations on revaluation16

draws bills of exchange on diplomats in Europe16

Journals of16

and La Luzerne15

PJA07
xx
PJA08
PJA08

appoints Franklin minister to France13

PJA08
PJA11
121

correspondence with JA13

PJA13

debates peace ultimata13

PJA09
550
PJA10
PJA07
xxi

elects JA to negotiate Anglo-American treaties13

fails to recall or appoint JA to new position13

JA defends revaluation of currency by13

members of13

PJA12

need to appoint Amer. ministers to European courts13

and Deane’s address12

and Franco-American treaties12

appointment and compensation of Commissioners by (1776-1777)12

conduct of foreign relations by12

expectations for12

and Deane-Lee controversy11

and JA's dispute with Vergennes11

appoints committee of thirteen to consider charges against JA and other Commissioners11

changes in places of meeting11

corr. with Dumas11

efforts to put finances in order11

Journals of11

negotiation of treaty with Barbary States11

seeks loans11

appoints Dana minister to Russia10

AFC04

JA chairman of Board of War and Ordnance10

AFC02
AFC02

JA sends newspapers and pamphlets to10

PJA09
PJA10

plan of treaties, appointment of, and instructions to 1st joint mission to France10

AFC02
44
DJA04
70

and Burgoyne's surrender terms9

PJA06
25

and Dumas’ status and finances9

and Massachusetts9

approves JA’s letter to Vergennes in defense of new monetary policy9

AFC03
AFC04

bills drawn by, on Commissioners9

commissions JA to raise Dutch loan9

elects Laurens to raise loan in Netherlands9

elects minister to Spain9

fails to communicate with diplomats in Europe9

indecision on assignment of duties to JA9

on reconciliation and Conciliatory Acts9

warned against issuing bills of exchange9

AA critical of support for ministers abroad8

AFC05
442
AFC06

alters JA’s sole powers to joint powers to negotiate peace8

and commercial agents in Europe8

and dispute over command of Alliance and control of naval vessels8

and prize cases8

PJA05
PJA06

appointment of consuls by8

PJA07
PJA08

appoints JA minister to Great Britain8

AFC05
AFC06

correspondence with ministers in Europe8

AFC05
AFC06

JA’s commission and letters of credence to the States General and William V8

lacks power8

Letters (by president)8

To JA (1781)4

PJA11

To JA (1780)2

PJA10

To JA (1777)1

PJA05
344

To JA (1778)1

PJA05
393

presidency of8

provides compensation for ministers and secretaries8

resolution and preamble on instituting state governments8

AFC01
AFC02
1
38
42
44
DJA02

rights and grievances of, set forth and discussed8

sends JA commissions and instructions as minister to Netherlands8

actions taken in Adams-Vergennes controversy7

and foreign officers7

PJA05
PJA06
107

and Johnstone’s efforts to bribe members of7

PJA08
53

and Lee-Deane quarrel7

PJA05
PJA06

and supplies received from Beaumarchais7

PJA07
PJA08
46
47
55

debates on and measures leading to establishment of U.S. Navy7

French influence in7

French influence on7

AFC05

JA analyzes European political situation for7

PJA07

JA and7

LJA02

journals of7

Mass. delegates elected7

DJA02
DJA03
307
DJA02
161
DJA03
314
DJA02
227
DJA03
DJA02
256

opposition to A. Lee in7

recalls Deane7

PJA07
PJA08

relations between members of7

requires Commissioners to pay interest on loan office certificates in Europe7

PJA08

support for JA in7

PJA07
153

1st joint mission to France dissolved6

adopts instructions for negotiation of Anglo-American treaties6

PJA08
89
165
178
203 (cal.)
204 (cal.)

and Carlisle conciliatory commission6

AFC03
DJA03

and Carlisle Peace Commission6

PJA06

and C. W. F. Dumas6

PJA06

and JA’s desire to seek vindication from charges made in6

and need to promote harmony among Amer. diplomats6

PJA07
PJA08

commissions and instructions for joint peace commission6

conference of delegates with Lord Howe on Staten Island6

draws bills on the Commissioners6

election of secretaries for European missions6

PJA07
PJA08

instructions to joint peace commissioners6

North-South division over fisheries in6

PJA08

Plan of and Articles of Confederation6

relations with states6

PJA06

resolution regarding loyalist claims6

AFC05
142 (illus.)
307
308
309
xiv
xv

revokes JA’s powers to negotiate commercial treaty with Great Britain6

AFC04

rule of secrecy for6

salaries of foreign ministers6

taxation and sources of revenue for6

PJA09
359

AA criticizes5

and 1st joint commission created by5

and currency depreciation5

PJA11

and Deane’s request to return to France5

PJA08

and foundation of American rights5

and negotiation and ratification of Franco-American treaties5

PJA07
67
70
PJA08

and regulation of trade5

AFC05
AFC06

appointment of replacement for JA in the Netherlands (1785)5

AFC06

appoints and instructs JA as minister to treat of peace and commerce with Great Britain5

DJA02
401
DJA03
81

appoints J. Laurens to raise French loans5

PJA11

Commissioners request instructions from5

PJA07

considers and votes on charges against JA and others in report of committee of thirteen5

PJA07
PJA08

contract for loan with Neufville5

corr. with JA5

PJA11

deletes Arts. 11 and 12 from French commercial treaty5

fails to receive adequate intelligence from diplomats in Europe5

PJA07
PJA08

French influence on deliberations of5

PJA07
PJA08

Gérard and5

AFC03
63
AFC03
DJA02
398
DJA03
63
DJA04
242

inaction of5

AFC07

inquiry into Ticonderoga retreat5

JA asks leave to resign5

AFC05

makes good no soldiers' or sufferers' losses5

PJA05

Marine Committee investigates Bradford's accounts5

measures for a professional army promoted by JA5

negotiation of Anglo-Amer. commercial treaty5

AFC07

plan and regulations for cruising on British trade5

AFC01
411
DJA02

revalues currency5

PJA11

salaries5

secrecy in5

PJA02

sits in York, Penn.5

Amer. prisoners and4

PJA13

and Boston4

and controversy over goods left by Gillon4

PJA12

and JA’s accounts4

AFC03
PJA07
PJA08

and JA’s correspondence with Vergennes on A. Lee4

PJA08

and need to persuade France and Spain to reinforce fleet in America4

and privateers4

PJA06

and proposal that members be prohibited from being appointed to office4

and ratification of Arts. of Confederation4

and the Deane-Lee controversy4

PJA09

and the Stanhope affair4

appoints J. Johnson to audit public accounts4

PJA09
130
PJA10

appoints WSS as secy. to legation in London4

AFC07

authorizes lottery4

comments on foreign policy of4

PJA09
PJA10
94

Commissioners’ correspondence with4

PJA07

commissions JA to negotiate Dutch-American treaty4

PJA10

commitment to and status under Franco-American alliance4

committee to revise regulations of post office4

AFC02

committee to state colonial rights and its report (“Declaration of Rights”)4

DJA03

debates and resolves on nonimportation and nonexportation (“Continental Association”)4

debates on state of Amer. trade (“Continental Association”)4

debating, drafting, and voting Declaration of Independence4

deficiencies in and favoritism toward conservative faction in Thomson's record of proceedings4

establishes lotteries4

faulty communication with ministers abroad4

AFC04

flight from Philadelphia to Lancaster and York4

AFC02
DJA02

instructions on Dutch-American treaty4

instructions on truce4

PJA09
82
83
PJA10

intercession in prize cases by4

PJA13

JA as member of4

AFC05

JA characterizes4

JA on popular support for4

PJA10

JA's extracts from proceedings on various subjects4

Journal of4

AFC02

La Luzerne consults with4

PJA11

letters to Committee of Secret Correspondence4

Lord North’s conciliatory proposals rejected4

AFC03

loyalist attitudes toward4

Mass. delegation to4

PJA07

needs ministers at maritime courts4

PJA11

nonimportation, nonconsumption, and nonexportation agreement (“Continental Association”)4

AFC01
AFC01
209

peace ultimata (1779)4

PJA11

petition to the King4

DJA02

receives Anglo-American Peace Treaty4

AFC05

representation in4

AFC07

requisitions from states by4

responds to Carlisle Commission’s Manifesto4

PJA07

treatment of its reports and letters sent to4

PJA05

turns down Charlestown petition for compensation4

AFC02

address to the King3

PJA02

adjourns at Baltimore and reassembles at Philadelphia3

adjourns early for lack of work3

PJA09

admonishes JA for corr. with Vergennes3

PJA11

adopts commissions for negotiation of Anglo-American treaties3

PJA08
176
185 (cal.)

Amer. comments on3

PJA10

and armed neutrality3

PJA09
559
PJA10

and charge that France distrusted A. Lee3

PJA09
52
53
PJA10
413

and conciliatory mission of Howe brothers3

and Continental Association3

PJA02

and embargo on export of commodities3

PJA07
PJA08
137

and Howe's letter to colonial governors granting pardons3

AFC02

and loyalists3

PJA05

and policy for Canada3

PJA03
17
PJA04

and recall of diplomats in Europe3

PJA08

and Saratoga Convention3

PJA07

and the capture of C. Lee3

appointment and work of Board of War3

DJA03
342
360
394 ff.

appoints JA to negotiate Anglo-American treaties3

PJA09

appoints John Lamb to negotiate treaty with Barbary states3

AFC07
11
18
72

British believe has no authority3

AFC06

British comments on and perception of3

PJA09
351
PJA10
27
96

calls for increased taxation by the states3

PJA07
262
PJA08
92
94

code name3

PJA11

conflicts of federal and state power3

continuation of, deemed necessary3

PJA02

determined to refuse peace short of independence3

PJA10

dissolves joint mission to France3

DJA02
DJA04

elects Morris superintendent of finance3

PJA11

estimates U.S. population3

PJA09
PJA10

in 17743

PJA10

instructions on loyalists3

PJA09
PJA10

investigates loss of Ticonderoga3

PJA05

JA comments on3

PJA10

JA critical of3

AFC05

James Warren refuses to serve in3

AFC07

JA plans to resign commissions3

AFC07

JA refuses to send Mazzei letter to3

PJA13

JA's defense of Esek Hopkins3

DJA03

JA's intercepted letters and resulting contretemps with Dickinson3

DJA02
DJA03

joint commission to accept Austro-Russian mediation3

PJA11

letters from Commissioners to the president listed (1778)3

PJA08

martial law proposed to exact state compliance with levies3

AFC03
AFC04

need to levy impost by3

PJA11

need to supervise those appointed by3

PJA07
49
75
79

north-south voting blocs in3

PJA10

not informed of JA's published replies to Pownall and Galloway3

PJA09

permits Commissioners at other courts to draw for expenses on the Commissioners at Paris3

PJA07
PJA08
48

plan of and Articles of Confederation3

AFC02

proceedings described3

AFC05

recall of Deane and election of JA as joint commissioner3

DJA02
270
DJA04

recommends price controls3

PJA09

reduces diplomats' salaries3

AFC05

rejects a separate peace3

PJA08

relations with France3

DJA02
DJA03

reorganizes quartermaster's department3

PJA10

reported capture of dispatches for3

PJA09
30
70
71

reports of actions by, printed in Affaires 3

PJA07

representation and voting in3

PJA05

resolution censuring Amer. commissioners3

resolution concerning JA’s salary3

AFC03

resolution of and voting of independence3

resolutions on exchange rate of currency3

AFC03

revokes JA’s power to negotiate Anglo-Amer. commercial treaty3

PJA11

seeks deployment of French fleet in Amer. waters3

PJA10
49
51
59

toasted in Bordeaux3

AFC03
10
DJA02
295
DJA04
36

AA2 on treatment of Amer. diplomats by2

AFC06

address to the people of Quebec2

DJA02

adjournment of2

PJA02
197
PJA03
117

adjourns from Philadelphia and reassembles in Baltimore2

AFC02

adopts Address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain2

adopts free ships make free goods2

PJA11

adopts national flag2

PJA07

and admission of new states2

AFC06

and autonomy of Vermont2

PJA11
6
145

and boards of nonmembers2

PJA05
64
70

and British reconciliation proposals2

AFC02

and commutation of Army pay2

AFC05

and compensation for Austin2

PJA08
77
78

and conference with Lord Howe2

PJA05
20
21

and continental impost2

AFC07

and Dumas2

PJA07

and Franco-American alliance2

AFC02

and Gage2

PJA02

and Intolerable Acts2

PJA02

and JA’s letter concerning John Temple2

PJA11

and JA's “Peace Journal”2

DJA03

and Mass.-N.Y. boundary dispute2

AFC05

and negotiation of Franco-American treaties2

PJA09
PJA10

and proposed attack on British whale fishery2

PJA07
PJA08
147

and P. Schuyler2

PJA05

and publication of Amer. constitutions2

PJA10

and retaliation against British actions2

and seal for U.S.2

PJA04

and Silas Deane's accounts2

PJA09
362
PJA10
64

and Vt. statehood2

AFC04

appointment of Dutch minister to2

PJA13

appointment of Laurens to negotiate loan with Netherlands2

AFC03

appoints commercial agents2

AFC02
2
PJA06
114

appoints committee to confer with Washington on supporting the army2

AFC01

appoints Dana to negotiate Russo-American treaty2

PJA10

appoints Gates to command southern department2

PJA09
225
PJA10
140

appoints interim committee of states2

AFC05

appoints JA as Commissioner (1777)2

PJA09
1
PJA10
218

appoints JA as minister to Britain2

AFC07
26
75

appoints JA temporary agent to Netherlands2

DJA02

appoints J. Laurens to raise French loan2

PJA10

appoints Lamb to treat with Barbary states2

AFC06

appoints ministers as consuls2

AFC07

appoints minister to the Netherlands2

AFC07
15
26

approves JA’s accounts for 1st joint commission2

PJA11

becomes focus of Franco-American relations2

PJA07
xv
PJA08

Carpenters' Hall chosen as meeting place2

DJA02
122
DJA03
307

cession of western lands to2

PJA10

commission and instructions to conclude tripartite Alliance2

Commissioners’ accounts and Treasury Board’s report2

AFC04
3-4
9

commissions JA to negotiate triple or quadruple alliance2

Committee of Foreign Affairs and abortive proposal for a loan by Neufville firm2

AFC04

committee on violations of rights2

DJA03

committee to go to Canada2

DJA02
DJA03
372

committee to propose design for Great Seal of U.S.2

AFC02

committee to visit Canada2

AFC01

conduct of foreign affairs by2

PJA11
90
91

conference of delegates with Lord Howe at Staten Island2

DJA02
250
DJA03

considers charges by Carmichael against Deane2

PJA07

considers memorial on behalf of French creditors2

AFC06

criticism of2

PJA07
PJA08
190

criticized in England and Parliament2

PJA07

debates, adopts, and submits Articles of Confederation to states2

AFC02

debates on fortifying the Highlands2

declines to thank Provost William Smith for his Oration on Montgomery's death or to print it2

AFC01

Diego de Gardoqui addresses2

AFC06

difficulties communicating with2

PJA12

difficulties of Board of Treasury2

AFC06

efforts to obtain Laurens' release2

PJA10

election of JA as minister to treat of peace and commerce with Great Britain2

elects JA joint commissioner to France, replacing Silas Deane2

elects Livingston secretary for foreign affairs2

PJA11
9
447

employment of foreign officers by2

PJA13

expenses charged to2

AFC06

expiration of commissions to negotiate commercial treaties2

AFC07

forged resolve of, published2

PJA06
70
72

Franklin critical of JA's Dutch loans2

AFC06
43
45

French interests in actions taken re JA2

AFC04

Gérard takes leave of2

PJA08

gives America to France2

PJA13

goods left by Gillon in Netherlands and2

PJA13

hears motions critical of Amer. diplomats2

AFC05

H. Laurens’ captivity2

PJA12

imposes an embargo2

PJA05
57
58

inquires into Gates' conduct at Camden2

PJA10

instructions on free navigation of Mississippi2

PJA10

instructions on treatment of neutral ships2

PJA09
126
PJA10
448

instructs Commissioners to procure ships of the line from France (1776)2

PJA10
49
51

intelligence sources for2

PJA13

invites Price to advise on finances2

PJA11
34
35

JA appeals to on behalf of colleagues2

PJA13

JA appointed temporary agent to the Netherlands2

AFC03

JA commissioned minister to States General vice Henry Laurens to negotiate treaty of amity and commerce2

AFC04

JA critical of support for ministers abroad2

AFC05
455
AFC06

JA informs of his activities and return to America with La Luzerne2

PJA08

JA's defense of David Wooster2

DJA03

JA's “Peace Journal” comes before2

AFC05

JA's resolutions for encouraging agriculture and manufactures2

DJA02
DJA03

JA's service and advocacy of independence in2

PJA13

Lafayette and2

PJA12

learns of Bunker Hill2

PJA03
30
51

letter charging JA failed as Commissioner submitted to2

PJA08

letters (by president) to JA listed (1781)2

PJA11

letter to Quebec2

PJA02

meetingplace of2

PJA02
98
ix

military pensions established2

AFC03

ministers receive no official communications from2

AFC06

needs minister to the Netherlands2

PJA11

negotiation and ratification of treaty with Morocco2

AFC07

“Olive Branch” petition2

DJA03

Olive Branch Petition of2

PJA03
7
9

“Olive Branch” Petition to the King2

AFC01

orders harmony among Amer. diplomats2

PJA09

pays Izard's salary and expenses2

PJA10

power relative to states2

AFC05

printed Journal of2

AFC01

prohibits naval commissions for French officers2

PJA08
79
80

promotion of Dutch-American trade by2

PJA10

proposed address to the American people2

PJA03

proposed appointment of peace negotiators by2

PJA08

proposes joint commission to treat of commerce with Great Britain2

DJA03

ratifies commercial treaty with Netherlands2

AFC05

ratifies Prussian-Amer. treaty2

AFC07

receives copies of JA’s memorials of 19 April2

PJA11

regulates post office and franking privileges2

AFC05

relationship to Continental Army and militia2

PJA09
PJA10
218

report on treatment of prisoners of war2

resolution approving Suffolk Resolves2

AFC01

resolution calling for continued contributions for Boston2

AFC01

resolution on salaries of JA and Dana2

PJA10

resolutions on compensation for army officers2

PJA10

resolutions reorganizing the Continental medical service2

AFC02

resolution to pardon Americans in British army2

PJA06
70
72

resolves on retaliation against British prisoners for treatment of Amer.2

PJA11

revises instructions and commissions for W. Lee and R. Izard2

PJA06

rotation of membership in2

PJA02

R. T. Paine and2

LJA02

rumored intentions for JA2

PJA07

rumor of flight from Philadelphia2

AFC02
5
13

security measures for2

PJA05

sends committee to confer with Gen. Schuyler at Ticonderoga2

AFC01

sets pay for seamen2

PJA08
48
49

sets state quotas for army2

PJA11

Shearjashub Bourne in2

LJA02

Temples' claim for damages to Ten Hills Farm2

AFC02

thanks Louis XVI for military and financial support2

PJA11

translations by2

PJA13

voting in2

PJA02

AA2 imagines JQA as member of1

AFC07
331

accounts with Francis Dana settled1

AFC04
171

a “Constelation”1

AFC01
169

action on Rush-Shippen dispute over military hospitals1

AFC02

actions on proposals of Hartford Convention1

AFC04

acts to protect its members1

PJA05
224

address to people of Great Britain1

PJA02
163

adjournment in August1

AFC01

adjourns at Philadelphia when Howe threatens the city1

AFC02
342

adjourns for celebration of Fourth of July1

AFC02

adjourns for lack of delegates1

AFC06
251

adoption of Treaty Plan of 1776 by1

PJA08
214

adopts Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms1

AFC01

adopts Suffolk Resolves1

PJA02
150

advises N.H. Provincial Convention to call for new form of government1

AFC01

Amer. ministers expect orders from1

AFC05
177

“A more serious Spirit prevails”1

AFC01
285

and Anglo-American relations1

DJA03
201

and authority of Parliament1

PJA02

and British depredations1

PJA03

and Carleton-Digby letter1

AFC04
373

and Dumas as Amer. agent in Netherlands1

DJA03

and Dutch loan1

DJA03
9

and embargo on naval stores1

PJA11
473

and engravings of William Tell1

PJA08
219

and financial improprieties in clothier general’s office1

PJA11
54

and funds for outfitting South Carolina 1

PJA10
336

and Joseph Galloway’s Plan of Union1

PJA02
419

and law on recaptures1

PJA07
196

and Lee-Neufville treaty1

PJA10
307

and Matthews conspiracy1

PJA07

and mutiny of Penn. Line1

PJA11
10

and peace based on uti posseditis 1

PJA11
369

and peace negotiations in 17781

PJA09
96

and peace terms1

PJA06
72

and responsibilities of JA and Franklin1

PJA09
448

and sale of tea1

PJA03

and secret contract with Roderigue Hortalès & Cie.1

AFC03

and settlement of Ross’ accounts1

PJA07
186

and Silas Talbot1

PJA11
355

and titles of dignity1

AFC03

and treatment of British deserters1

PJA10
240

and use of captured British seamen1

PJA04
240

and Vermont independence movement1

PJA10

“an heterogeneous Body”1

AFC01
209

anti-Massachusetts bias charged1

AFC04

appointment of foreign ministers1

AFC02
237

appointment of Laurens' secretary by1

PJA10
413

appointment of Washington as commander1

DJA03

appoints Amer. agent in Lisbon1

PJA09

appoints and instructs JA as minister to Great Britain1

DJA03

appoints and recalls Izard as Commissioner to Tuscany1

PJA07
ix

appoints commissioners to negotiate commercial treaties (1784)1

PJA11
121

appoints commissioners to Spain, Tuscany, Prussia, and Austria (1777)1

PJA11
120

appoints committee on destructive acts by British troops1

AFC01

appoints Dana secretary to 2d joint commission1

PJA11
225

appoints Dr. Church director and chief physician of Continental hospital1

AFC01

appoints Dr. Morgan director general and chief physician of Continental hospitals1

AFC01

appoints eight Continental brigadier generals1

AFC01

appoints joint commissioners to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce1

DJA03

appoints secretary for foreign affairs1

PJA10
424

appoints secretary to Amer. commissioners1

AFC05
329

appoints U.S. agent to Portugal1

PJA11

appoints Wm. Palfrey first consul in France1

AFC04
22

appoints WSS to inspect evacuation of N.Y.1

AFC07
8

approves Suffolk Resolves1

DJA02

aroused at the conduct of the British (1785)1

AFC06
109

Articles of Confederation printed and submitted to the states1

DJA02
267

asks Britain to appoint mininster to U.S.1

AFC07
51

assumes Army claims and pays with Pierce's notes1

AFC06
424

as “their High Mightinesses”1

PJA13
448

“a strong jealousy” of New Englanders in1

AFC01
216

attacks on foreign ministers in1

AFC07
73

attempts to restrict imports from Great Britain1

AFC04
122

attitudes toward JA and Franklin in1

AFC05

authorizes negotiation of Dutch-Amer. treaty1

PJA11
272

authorizes payment to Curson1

PJA12
178

authorizes Pulaski’s “Legion”1

AFC03

Barclay acts as commissioner of accounts1

AFC06
488

Board of War1

PJA11
330

Board of War and Ordnance1

LJA02
354

Board of War's report recommending retaliation for British mistreatment of Amer. prisoners1

AFC02

Brit. doubt power of1

AFC07
153

“Business is ... spun out to an immeasurable Length”1

AFC01
166

business of summer session1

DJA02

called JA's “Sovereign”1

AFC05
280

capacity and honor of, questioned1

PJA05
251

chaplain of1

PJA11
388

commends officers for conduct at Camden1

PJA10
132

commissioners' letter to, on loyalists, published1

AFC06
413

commissions J. Laurens to assist Franklin1

AFC04
194

committee from, expected in England1

PJA02
204

Committee of 13 and charges against JA (1779)1

PJA09

committee on captured papers of N.J. Quakers1

AFC02

committee “on Spies”1

AFC02
132

committee to design medal on evacuation of Boston1

AFC02

committee to report on Sullivan's resignation1

AFC02
63

committee to revise Articles of War1

AFC02

committee to view Delaware River fortifications1

AFC02

communication of proposal for Anglo-Amer. negotiations under Austro-Russian mediation to1

PJA11

Congress in Baltimore1

DJA02

considers federal city1

AFC07
141

contracts with Roderigue Hortalez & Cie.1

PJA06
1

controversy over plural officeholding1

DJA03

Cotton Tufts on fears of stability of1

AFC07
371

credentials of Mass. delegates to1

PJA02
391

Dana seeks copy of Journals 1

PJA12
261

dangers in traveling to1

PJA05
90

Deane on self-importance of1

PJA12
286

debate on Army clothing account1

DJA02

debate on Conn.-Penn. land dispute1

DJA02

debate on Galloway's plan of union1

DJA02

debate on method of voting1

DJA02

debate on mode of appointing Continental officers1

DJA02

debate on Purviances' petition1

DJA02

debate on stopping the “ministerial Post”1

DJA02

debate on Willing & Morris gunpowder contract1

DJA02

debates on Amer. trade1

DJA02

debates on Atlantic fisheries1

DJA03

debates on territorial claims of certain states1

AFC02

debates price-fixing measures1

AFC02

debates procurement of gunpowder1

PJA03
198

“Declaration of Independency” first mentioned1

DJA02
231

Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1775)1

PJA09
587

“Deliberations . . . spun out to an immeasurable Length”1

DJA02
150

development of Navy1

LJA02
353

dispute with Washington rumored in France1

DJA04
94

dissolves1

DJA02
157

“Distinguished American” as policy statement of1

PJA09
539

disunion in, reported1

PJA02

division in Va. delegation1

DJA03

divisive effect of1

PJA02

does not adjourn for hot days1

AFC06
229

drafting and voting of Declaration of Independence1

DJA03

effect of, in England1

PJA02
212

effect of return of Jay and Laurens on plans of1

AFC05
339

efforts to raise army1

PJA09
450

elects Jay to replace Laurens as president of1

PJA07
431

elects person to examine accounts in Europe1

PJA08
185

elects Washington commander in chief1

AFC01

encourages desertions from British army1

PJA06
70

establishes Board of War1

PJA04
364

European interest in proceedings of1

PJA09
62

excess clerks in1

PJA05
388

excursion to inspect Delaware River defenses1

DJA02

extends JA’s stay in Netherlands1

AFC04
58

fails to support JA's mission1

AFC07
xx

financial difficulties of1

AFC05
316

Francis Dana in1

EJA01
23

French forces ordered to cooperate with1

PJA10
17

full representation from thirteen states1

AFC02
203

“general Disposition to proceed slowly”1

AFC01
150

gift of ship America to France voted1

AFC04
387

gives France America to replace Magnifique 1

PJA10
25

gives Laurens and Dana leave to return1

AFC05
199

gives Washington extraordinary powers1

PJA05
57

has 200 copies of Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America printed1

PJA12

Huntington elected president of1

PJA08
176

importation of all British goods prohibited1

AFC04
279

inability to collect import duties1

AFC04

informed by JA of long illness1

AFC04
225

inherent war power of1

LJA02
375

insists upon independence as price of peace1

PJA05
331

instituting new state governments1

DJA03

instructions regarding Portugal1

PJA09
298

instructs Franklin on Atlantic fisheries1

DJA04

interest due on Loan Office certificates1

AFC05
153

“I wish We were good Architects”1

AFC01
214

JA: “Congress has not cutt off our heads for making Peace, and that is some Comfort”1

AFC05
198

JA advises on sugar production1

AFC07
240

JA authorized to act in Laurens’ stead on financial matters1

AFC04
21

JA consults on Prussian-American treaty1

AFC05
316

JA describes routine of meetings and committee meetings1

AFC01
331

JA in1

EJA01
35

James Jay and1

PJA13
187

JA negotiates loan with Dutch bankers for1

EJA01
17

JA objects to clergymen serving as delegates1

AFC01
281

JA on1

PJA11
269

JA on foreign alliances for1

PJA02
184

JA on nonexportation as issue in1

PJA02
110

JA on service in1

PJA12
270

JA provides letters of introduction for John Anstey to1

AFC07
17

JA requests instructions from1

PJA08
346

JA’s additional instructions regarding peace (1780)1

PJA11
30

JA's campaign for independence rather than reconciliation1

DJA03

JA's draft resolution concerning instructions to delegates1

DJA02

JA sends correspondence with Vergennes to1

PJA08
365

JA's list of measures to be taken up1

DJA02

JA's memorandum of measures to be pursued1

DJA02

JA’s notes on debates of1

PJA02
145

JA's plan for a military establishment1

AFC02

JA's proposal for rotating Mass. delegates1

AFC02

JA's recollections of his proposed measures1

DJA03
315

JA takes leave of for 17801

PJA10
466

JA thinks that no European sovereign more enlightened than1

PJA13
524

JA will not leave Britain until recalled by1

AFC07
153

“jealousy” of Massachusetts in1

AFC03
298

John Wentworth's intercepted letter read in1

AFC02

journey of Mass. delegates to Philadelphia1

DJA02

lack of financial support for JA criticized in London press1

AFC06
261

lack of secrecy at1

PJA08
177

lacks policy of dealing with debt1

AFC06
364

Lafayette's return to America and1

PJA13
66

Laurens' return to America and1

PJA13
396

letter from JA listed (1781)1

PJA12
480

letters (to president) from JA listed (1781)1

PJA11
498 (3)

letters from JA to the president listed (1778)1

PJA08
393 (2)

letters from JA to the president listed (1779)1

PJA08
396 (2)

levies to support soldiers1

AFC04
142

list of residences of delegates in Philadelphia1

DJA02

“Little Things . . . designedly thrown in the Way of Great Ones”1

DJA03
381

Livingston requests information from JA for1

PJA12

loss of influence1

PJA11
5

major issues facing1

PJA13
147

makes arrangements for JA’s passage on La Sensible 1

PJA08
281

makes requisition of funds from the states1

AFC06
419

Marine Committee1

LJA02

Massachusetts proposes convention to revise Confederation1

AFC06

Massachusetts seeks guidance on art. 4 of peace treaty from1

AFC05
484

Mass. delegates elected to1

AFC01
109

medal voted to Washington1

DJA03

memorandum of instructions on Anglo-American commercial treaty listed (1779)1

PJA08
396

monetary cost of serving in1

PJA05
24

motion to censure Wooster and Hopkins1

AFC02
100

motion to recall ministers fails1

AFC04
293

moves to Annapolis1

AFC05
287

names Franklin to negotiate with Sweden1

AFC05
24

names John Laurens special envoy to France1

AFC04
63

nation’s financial problems addressed1

AFC03
204

Naval Committee1

AFC02
280

need for a loan1

PJA11
85

need for information in1

PJA02
188

need to halt depreciation of currency1

PJA10
431

“nibbling and quibbling—as usual”1

DJA02
156

notification of Dutch recognition received1

AFC04
381

nullifies Saratoga Convention1

PJA11
24

Olive Branch Petition (1775)1

PJA10
278

on need for supplies1

PJA11
38

opposes granting habeas corpus1

PJA05
289

opposes trade with Britain1

PJA13
156

oratory in1

DJA02

orders payment for capture of neutral Portuguese vessel1

PJA11
157

orders portrait of Gérard1

PJA09

papers of1

LJA01

papers transported from Philadelphia1

AFC02
349

payment of interest on Loan Office certificates stopped1

AFC05
210

people concerned about extending powers of1

AFC06
419

people reportedly tired of government by1

PJA07
302

permits seizure of West Indian vessels1

PJA05
35

petition from Amer. prisoners at Mill Prison to1

PJA12
102

petition to for private relief, No. 581

LJA02
372

“plaid upon like Children” by French ministers1

DJA03
118

policy of, toward Indians1

PJA03
17

post office regulations passed1

AFC03

power to pledge credit impaired1

AFC04
293

Preliminary Treaty with Great Britain1

AFC04
202

prints Constitutions, etc.1

PJA11
477

prints Schuyler's letter on battle of Bennington1

AFC02
322

prohibits Amer. ministers to have chapels1

AFC06
63

proposed appointment of minister to Netherlands1

DJA04

proposes to name minister to Netherlands1

PJA06
21

publishes no official account of JA's presentation to King1

AFC06
418

ratifies 2d Dutch loan1

AFC05
316

ratifies Preliminary Treaty with Great Britain1

DJA03
85

ratifies treaty with Netherlands1

DJA03
17

ratifies treaty with Prussia1

DJA03
182

reaction to American Prohibitory Act1

AFC01
401

reason for calling of1

PJA02
153

recalls JA with thanks1

DJA03

receives blank dispatches from France1

AFC02
405

receives copy of Commissioners’ Letterbook1

PJA08
282

receives Memorial on Williams’ accounts from A. Lee1

PJA07
389

receives report of Middlesex Convention1

PJA02
150

receives report that JA's 1781 illness affected his brain1

PJA13
64

recommends attack on British in R.I.1

PJA05
153

recommends leniency for debtors1

PJA03
414

refuses to print William Smith's oration1

PJA04
41

regular printing of Journals authorized1

AFC03
213

rejects Arnold-Forster cartel at The Cedars1

AFC02

rejects British peace overtures1

PJA07
251

rejects Franco-American consular convention1

AFC05
477

rejects Franklin’s request to resign1

PJA11
327

rejects sending ambassador to France (1775)1

PJA04
373

relations with Washington1

AFC02

“remarkable Want of Judgment in some of our Members”1

DJA02

reopening of1

PJA03
135

reorganizes army1

PJA11
35

reported disunity of1

PJA03
322

reportedly plans to leave Phila.1

PJA09
226

repudiates Paine’s charges about French aid1

PJA08
47

requests portraits of king and queen of France1

PJA07
207

resolution on importation of gunpowder1

AFC01
342

resolution on salaries for Amer. commissioners1

AFC03

resolution praising Catherine II1

PJA11

resolution regarding prizes1

PJA07

resolution respecting prayers in1

AFC01

resolutions for fitting out armed vessels1

AFC01

resolutions on transport of British property1

resolves concerning “the eastern department”1

AFC01

resolves that Dana should not present credentials1

PJA11
482

resolves to adhere to the Armed Neutrality1

AFC04
90

retaliates for cruel treatment of Amer. war prisoners1

PJA05

rumored to cede portions of R.I. to France1

PJA10
321

secret committee of correspondence and appointment of Deane as its agent in Europe1

DJA03

seeks information on European armies1

PJA13
490

seeks to raise European loan1

PJA07
52

separation of judicial and legislative powers1

LJA02

“Slow, as Snails”1

AFC01
162

sole negotiator with foreign powers under Arts. of Confederation1

PJA11
432

some in, favor creation of nobility1

PJA06
124

sovereignty of U.S. resides in1

PJA09
220

state land claims ceded to1

AFC04

Sullivan delivers Howe's conciliation proposals to1

AFC02

supplies JA with letters of credence to the States General1

AFC04
108

suspends embarkation of Convention troops1

AFC02
401

tables report on coins1

PJA05
53

tactics in Va. campaign devised in concert with Washington1

AFC04
84

“The Fidgets, the Whims, the Caprice, the Vanity ... of some of us”1

AFC01
256

“the most perfect body”1

AFC01
263

“There is a great Spirit in the Congress”1

AFC01
165

toasted by Rotterdam merchants1

PJA12
367

to investigate loss of forts1

PJA05
341

“too irresolute, and backward”1

AFC01
253

treachery within, suspected1

PJA05

“treated with great freedom” by Rush1

AFC04
61

treaties of alliance with foreign nations1

AFC02
29

treaties with Indians1

PJA06
296

treatment of letters to president of, during second mission in Papers of JA 1

PJA07

unfamiliar with German language1

PJA12
404

urges drafting of militiamen1

PJA05
195

Virginia cedes land to1

PJA11
27

votes commissions for Gates and Mifflin1

AFC01

war-weariness in1

PJA11
369

work of the Board of War1

DJA02
262
See also: Independence
See also: Marine Committee
See also: Massachusetts
See also: Naval Committee
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