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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 8 (March 1787 — December 1789)

Index: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 8, A

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

200

Public Life

74

Vice Presidency, 1789–1797

11

office seekers and

10

salary for

7

attends and presides over Senate

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8

election as

6

attacks on

5

Washington’s New England tour and

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5

limitations of office

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3

address to Senate

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3

votes to reduce tariff on molasses

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2

affects health

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2

as contender for

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2

rumored tension between Washington and

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2

Wibird prays for success of

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1

work of preserves Constitution

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1

debate over title for president

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1

delegation to

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1

franks letters

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1

greeted on arrival in New York

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2

inauguration as

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1

possible interception of letters of

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34

Miscellaneous

13

tributes for public service of

6

prospects for in new government

3

AA2 on service of and possible retirement

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2

AA on

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2

as contender for U.S. chief justice

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2

Hancock as rival to

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1

compared to Cincinnatus

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1

financial effects of

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1

political aspirations of

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1

receives news of suppression of Shays’ Rebellion

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2

possible retirement of

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27

Mission to the Netherlands, 1780–1788

10

negotiates Dutch loans

6

takes formal leave of

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5

recall as

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2

assistance to Dumas

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2

Jefferson meets at The Hague

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1

celebrates stadholder’s birthday

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1

issues passports

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27

Minister to Great Britain, 1785–1788

12

recall as and resignation from

4

efforts to thwart counterfeiting scheme

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2

dispute over Morris’ bills and

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3

takes formal leave of court

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1

collects documents on Mass. land claims

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1

meets with Sparhawk

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1

protests Barclay’s drafts

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1

recommends WSS as chargé d’affaires in London

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1

visits Rucker family

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1

difficulties of position

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16

Continental Congress

6

service in

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4

presidency of

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3

possible attendance at

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2

elected to represent Mass. (1788)

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1

franks letters

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13

Law Practice

6

clerks and students of

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2

and JQA’s training in

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2

considers returning to

2

training for

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1

AA prefers to public service

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3

Massachusetts

2

as contender for governor of

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1

drafts state constitution

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4

Joint Commission to Negotiate Anglo-American Peace, 1781–1783

2

fishing rights and

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1

negotiates treaty

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1

names Peacefield in honor of

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1

Mission to Negotiate Anglo-American Treaties, 1779–1781

1

appointment to

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1

Presidency, 1797–1801

1

mentioned

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157

Travels

14

visits English countryside (1787)

10

to Netherlands (1788)

10

to New York (1789)

9

returns to New York from Braintree (1789)

9

visits Braintree (1789)

8

to Netherlands (1787)

7

arrives in U.S.

6

visits Portsmouth (1787)

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4

lame horse delays

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3

returns to England from Netherlands (1787)

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3

possible visit to New York

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2

to Philadelphia (1774)

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2

returns to England from Netherlands (1788)

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2

visits Isle of Wight

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2

visits the Hyde (1787)

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1

AA2 hopes will not travel abroad again

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1

with TBA

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1

delayed in Netherlands

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1

leaves London for Portsmouth

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1

plans to visit English countryside

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1

to Portsmouth (1788)

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1

to U.S. (1779)

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1

visits Painshill (1786)

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1

visits Portsmouth (1786)

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1

possible visit to Mount Vernon

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99

Finances and Property

14

purchases property

8

care of Adamses’ farms

9

purchase of Old House

10

rents Richmond Hill

5

accounts of

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4

Court Street house

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3

loans money

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2

produce of farms of

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2

purchases cows

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2

repairs and improvements to Old House

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2

settlement with Barrell’s estate

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2

transactions with Babcocks

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1

accounts with Jefferson

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1

acquires JA and JQA Birthplaces

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1

AA sends memorandum of expenses to

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1

concern for

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1

on disposal of Adamses’ goods

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1

expenses for publishing Defence of the Const.

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1

need for furniture and books for Richmond Hill

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1

gratuity for servant

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1

Mass. militia reviews on farm

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1

purchases bonds

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1

George Storer wishes to rent land from

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89

Character, Appearance, Habits, Domestic Life

5

as grandfather

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4

character of

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4

Mary Cranch and

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4

political influence of

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4

stays with Jay in New York

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3

clothing of

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4

portraits of

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3

relationship with Jay

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3

relationship with Jefferson

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3

servants for

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2

exercise of

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2

as farmer

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3

letter-writing of

2

relationship with Thomas Brand Hollis

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2

relationship with Washington

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2

seasickness of

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2

WSS as secy. to

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2

William Steuben Smith compared to

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2

advises WSS on career prospects

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1

domestic needs of

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1

Jefferson sends Mirabeau’s letter to

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1

Monthly Review on

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1

reads French and Italian

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1

religion of

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1

Elizabeth Shaw on

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1

stays with Cranches in Braintree

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1

Martha Washington has present for

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1

names Peacefield

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1

punctuation of

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79

Books, Reading, and Education

5

library at Richmond Hill

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5

library at MB

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4

purchase and use of for Defence of the Const.

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4

purchase of books and newspapers

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3

Cicero

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3

lack of on trip to U.S.

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3

library at Old House

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2

Jean Jacques Burlamaqui

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2

William Cranch’s use of law library

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2

Hugo Grotius

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2

Johann Gottlieb Heineccius

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2

Livy

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2

Samuel Pufendorf

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2

receives books from individuals

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2

sends books to individuals

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2

Tacitus

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2

teaches school to pay for legal training

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2

Emmerich de Vattel

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1

AA2 believes he should not “bury himself amongst his Books”

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1

in AA’s absence

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1

JQA’s Harvard commencement oration

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1

Robert Ainsworth

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1

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

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1

attends Harvard

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1

Bible

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1

William Blackstone

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1

Hugh Blair

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1

Joseph Butler

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1

Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America

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1

Denis Diderot

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1

Edward Gibbon

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1

David Hume

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1

Francis Hutcheson

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1

Samuel Johnson

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1

Juvenal

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1

Jean Louis de Lolme

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1

Muratori

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1

Jacques Necker

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1

Plato

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1

Plutarch

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1

Joseph Priestley

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1

Quintilian

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1

seeks precedent for vice presidency in Roman history

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1

Seneca

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1

William Shenstone

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1

Richard Sheridan

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1

Socrates

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1

study of government

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72

Opinions and Beliefs

7

U.S. Constitution

4

party conflict and disorder in Netherlands

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5

powers of executive branch

4

public service

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2

career prospects

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2

climate of London

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2

disagreements with Jefferson

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2

John Hancock

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2

Theophilus Parsons

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4

political situation in U.S.

2

George Washington

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1

CA

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1

Samuel Adams

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1

accused of being pro-monarchy

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1

Thomas Barclay

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1

bond speculation

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1

Society of the Cincinnati

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1

Francis Dana

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1

Silas Deane

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1

economic independence

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1

exercise

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1

Elbridge Gerry

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1

giving children family names

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1

Susanna Hall

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1

integrity

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1

“I will not be a Party Man”

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1

Gen. Benjamin Lincoln

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1

morality

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1

moving to New York

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1

Robert Muir

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1

John Maxwell Nesbitt

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1

open debates in House of Representatives

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1

oratory

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1

political attitudes in Mass.

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1

political philosophy of

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1

prospects for new government

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1

“To the Publik I have been long enough a Slave, and to little enough Profit”

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1

Richmond Hill

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1

WSS

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1

structure of U.S. judiciary

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1

treatment of legal clients

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1

Edmund Trowbridge

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1

Susanna Tufts

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1

U.S. naval power

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1

Lewis and Ann Ward

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1

Washington’s New England tour

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1

Old House

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66

Writings

61

Defence of the Const.

16

reviews of

9

sends copies to U.S.

11

writing of

7

comments on

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7

publication and reprintings of

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2

U.S. Constitution and

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2

William Cranch uses in Harvard commencement oration

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2

mentioned

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1

advocates balanced government

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1

attitudes toward in Netherlands

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1

history of Italian Republics in

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1

profit from

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1

sale of

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2

Autobiography

1

attacks by Charles Jarvis

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1

on James Putnam

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2

Diary

1

records debates of foreign affairs bill

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1

recounts trip to English countryside

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1

Diary and Autobiography

1

digital publication of

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43

Relationship with AA

25

correspondence with

5

as AA’s secy.

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3

loneliness of in AA’s absence

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2

AA quotes

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2

AA requests assistance from in farm management

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2

needs AA to come to New York

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1

AA asks Mary Cranch to visit

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1

AA dockets correspondence of

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1

AA instructs on household issues

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1

AA on forgetfulness of

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43

Relationship with Children

17

JQA

5

advises JQA on legal studies and law career

2

on JQA

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2

JQA as secy. to

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2

JQA compared to

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2

JQA’s Harvard commencement and

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1

JQA concerned about economic independence from

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1

JQA hopes will visit in Newburyport

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1

gives horse to JQA

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1

pride in JQA

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11

CA

4

oversees CA’s company and behavior

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3

on CA’s missing Harvard commencement

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2

CA lives with in New York

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1

on CA’s character

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1

SSA lives with after CA’s death

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9

AA2

4

AA2 hopes for visit from

1

name for AA2

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1

AA2 as secy. to

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1

AA2 names son for

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1

on AA2’s character

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1

invites AA2 to live with

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4

Miscellaneous

2

pride in

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1

invites sons to visit New York

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1

wants sons to practice law and farming

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2

TBA

1

wishes TBA could move to New York

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1

on TBA’s character

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34

Letters From

2

AA (1787)

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6

AA (1788)

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17

AA (1789)

1

AA2 (1788)

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2

Cotton Tufts (1787)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1788)

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1

JQA (1787)

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1

JQA (1789)

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1

Richard Cranch (1787)

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1

WSS (1788)

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1

WSS (1789)

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30

Letters To

2

AA (1787)

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5

AA (1788)

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13

AA (1789)

2

AA2 (1788)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1787)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1788)

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1

JQA (1787)

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1

JQA (1788)

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1

JQA (1789)

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1

Richard Cranch (1787)

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1

TBA (1789)

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1

WSS (1788)

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28

Social Life

7

makes and receives visits

4

visits Cranch family in England

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3

dines with Cranches

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3

socializes with Washingtons

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2

reception of upon arrival in Boston

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2

visits with Cranches

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2

visits with Shaws

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1

celebrates Thanksgiving

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1

dines with AA2 and WSS

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1

greets Jeffries in Boston

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1

meets Thomas Wren

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1

sightseeing on Isle of Wight

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4

Letters to, from, omitted

2

from Cotton Tufts listed (1787)

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1

receipt of Ebenezer Adams listed (1788)

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1

to AA listed (1789)

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