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

Index: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 8, A

Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848, son of AA and JA, designated as JQA in The Adams Papers)

134

Character, Appearance, Habits, Domestic Life

7

Shaws care for

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7

Cotton Tufts and finances of

5

Mary Cranch on

6

Cranches care for

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5

Newburyport boarding arrangements

4

clothing of

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5

fails to exercise

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4

Elizabeth Shaw on

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6

advises CA on morals and behavior

4

advises TBA on morals and behavior

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4

letter-writing of

2

Lucy Cranch on

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3

depression of

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2

diet of

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2

friendship with William Cranch

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2

horseback riding

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2

prudent use of money

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3

romantic attachments of

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2

talent for satire

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2

sleeping habits of

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2

Cotton Tufts lectures on health and exercise

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2

weight gain and loss

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1

anxiety over Harvard commencement

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1

Esther Briesler cares for

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1

character of at Harvard

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1

compared to JA

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1

as Mary Cranch’s secy.

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1

delivers letter from Mary Cranch to Elizabeth Shaw

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1

disagreement with TBA

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1

fails to write to Cranches

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1

Betsy Foster on

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1

humor of

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1

“Mentorial airs” of

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1

moves to Newburyport

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1

nicknames for

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1

Elizabeth Palmer on

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1

Samuel Tufts loans money to

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1

as uncle

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1

Vt. land and

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1

Washington on

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1

adolescence of

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1

expectations for

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1

extended family of

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1

swimming of

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66

Relationship with Parents

17

correspondence with AA

9

AA sends clothing for

5

AA and JA give horse to

5

JA advises on legal studies and career

5

correspondence with JA

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4

possible visits with

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3

as JA’s secy.

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2

AA on health of

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2

AA sends goods and money to

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2

considers studying law with JA

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1

AA on

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2

AA on single-mindedness of

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1

AA sews for

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1

as AA’s secy.

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1

JA on

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1

on advantages provided by

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1

carries letters for AA

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1

concerns about economic independence

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1

seeks to please with success at Harvard

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1

wants AA to send items

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1

reports on situation in Mass.

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57

Education

47

Harvard

16

gives English oration at commencement

8

participates in public conference at

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7

graduation from

3

success at

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2

admitted to societies at

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2

roommates at

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2

stays at during vacation

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1

administration favors

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1

completes coursework

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1

friends at

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1

militia company at

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1

reputation at

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1

returns to

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1

role of senior class at

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3

study habits of

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1

JA suggests attending debates of House of Representatives

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1

Benjamin Bache as schoolmate

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1

on benefits of

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1

Dumas as tutor for

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2

letter-writing and

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1

focus on

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37

Opinions and Beliefs

3

CA

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2

behavior of students at Harvard

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2

Society of the Cincinnati

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2

Harvard

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2

Theophilus Parsons

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2

political situation in Mass.

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1

JA’s Defence of the Const.

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1

Benjamin Austin Jr.

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1

benefits of returning to U.S. from Europe

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1

U.S. Constitution

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1

Nathaniel Freeman

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1

John Hancock

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1

Daniel Kilham

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1

Martha Leathers

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2

legal profession

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2

legal training

1

lotteries

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1

Mass. General Court

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1

Mass. state debt

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1

patronage

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1

political parties

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1

political situation in France

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1

political situation in U.S.

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1

Shakespeare

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1

Shays’ Rebellion

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1

Sarah Tailer

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1

Henry Ware

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1

Warren family

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38

Public Life

37

Law Career

17

legal studies and training of

5

concern over where to practice

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5

studies law with Parsons

3

considers studying law with Dana

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2

attends sessions of Mass. courts

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2

career prospects of

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2

considers studying law with JA

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1

admitted to Essex County bar association

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1

beginnings of

35

Social Life

12

visits Shaws and Haverhill

5

visits Braintree

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4

attends ordinations

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3

visits Boston

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3

Washington’s New England tour and

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2

dines with Cranches

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2

visits Weymouth, Mass.

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1

AA2 advocates more active

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1

John Appleton visits

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1

dines with John Thaxter

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1

Peter Munro inquires after

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34

Books and Reading

6

AA sends books and pamphlets to

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3

Edward Coke

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3

Shakespeare

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2

Bible

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2

William Blackstone

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2

Jean Jacques Burlamaqui

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2

Matthew Hale

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2

Edmund Saunders

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2

Emmerich de Vattel

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1

JA recommends

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1

Joseph Addison

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1

The Anarchiad

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2

as “a Book worm”

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1

Cicero

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1

Mary Cranch on his love of

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1

records books read in diary

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1

requests pamphlet for John Thaxter

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1

library of

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33

Relationship with AA2

21

correspondence with

7

visits with AA2 in New York

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2

AA2 advises

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2

AA2 on romantic interests of

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1

AA2 hopes will become lawyer

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25

Travels

5

returns to Boston from New York

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4

to New York (1789)

4

possible trip to New York

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3

returns to U.S. (1785)

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3

to Newburyport

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2

to New York (1785)

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1

through Europe

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1

to Falmouth, Mass.

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1

returns to U.S. (1779)

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1

to Sandwich, Mass.

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24

Writings

18

Diary

2

comments on books read

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2

“A Conference Upon the comparative utility of Law, Physic, and Divinity”

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2

“An Epistle to Delia”

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2

mentioned

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1

comments on Ware’s ordination

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1

correspondence with CA

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1

Harvard commencement oration

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1

misrecords date of Brieslers’ marriage

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1

poetry

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1

use of pseudonyms

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1

records money borrowed

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1

reports on William Cranch’s health

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1

travel records

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1

digital publication of

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3

Published

2

“Address from Newbury-Port, To President Washington”

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1

as possible author of “enigmatical list”

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3

Unpublished

2

“A Vision”

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1

correspondence of

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19

Letters From

4

AA (1787)

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1

AA (1788)

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3

AA (1789)

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1

AA2 (1787)

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4

AA2 (1788)

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1

AA2 (1789)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1788)

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1

JA (1787)

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1

JA (1788)

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1

JA (1789)

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1

William Cranch (1789)

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11

Letters To

2

AA (1787)

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1

AA (1788)

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2

AA (1789)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1787)

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1

Cotton Tufts (1788)

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1

JA (1787)

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1

JA (1789)

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1

TBA (1788)

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1

William Cranch (1789)

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9

Mentioned

1

Letters to, from, omitted

1

from AA listed (1787)

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