Titlepage for Rules for the Regulation of the Navy, 1775 146
Using two British sources, Adams as a member of the Naval Committee drafted the rules for the Continental Navy. Meant as a handbook, this now extremely rare pamphlet does not include all the regulations that the congress passed in 1775; moreover, it was rushed into print before the congress had made an important change in wording. See John Adams' Service in the Congress, 13 September – 9 December 1775, No. VIII
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Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.