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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 10 (January 1794 – June 1795)

Index: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 10, A

Adams, Abigail Smith (1744–1818, wife of John, designated as AA in The Adams Papers)

256

Opinions and Beliefs

89

Individuals

9

James Sullivan

5

Benjamin Austin Jr.

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4

James Faxon

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4

Susanna Hall

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4

Charles Jarvis

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4

George Washington

3

Samuel Adams

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3

Aaron Burr

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4

Edmond Genet

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3

Elizabeth Shaw

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3

Ezra Shaw

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3

Martha Washington

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2

Alexander Hamilton

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2

Dorothy Quincy Hancock

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2

John Jay

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2

James Monroe

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2

Maximilien Robespierre

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2

Caroline Amelia Smith

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1

Benjamin Beale

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1

Beale family

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1

Moses Black

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1

Pierce Butler

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1

James Callender

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1

Elizabeth Copley

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1

William Cranch

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1

Tristram Dalton

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1

William Findley

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1

Nathaniel Freeman Jr.

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1

William Branch Giles

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1

Greenleaf family

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1

Elizabeth Inchbald

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1

Thomas Jefferson

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1

Mr. and Mrs. Joy

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1

Lucy Knox

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1

John Langdon

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1

Blair McClenachan

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1

Princess Mary

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1

Mary White Morris

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1

Perez Morton

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1

John Reed

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1

Alice Shaw

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1

WSS

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1

John Taylor

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1

Joseph Bradley Varnum

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1

Anthony Wibird

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1

Jasper Wilson

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86

United States

9

elections

8

Jay Treaty

7

congressional activities and debates

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7

Democratic-Republican Party

6

political divisions

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6

U.S. trade and commerce

4

U.S. government

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4

U.S. involvement in European war

3

slavery

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3

South

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3

state of U.S.

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2

Boston civic feast

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2

immigration and naturalization

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2

lack of information on Congress

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3

Massachusetts politics

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2

newspapers

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2

thanksgiving day sermons

2

U.S. neutrality

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2

Washington’s address on Whiskey Rebellion

1

art in U.S.

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1

attacks on government

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1

Bank of the United States

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1

Battle of Fallen Timbers

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1

Federalist Party

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1

members of Congress

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1

New England

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1

New York City

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1

U.S. versus Europe

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54

Miscellaneous

14

democratic societies

10

women

3

ambition

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3

marital relations

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3

religion

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2

“This Whirligig of a World, tis difficult to keep steady in it”

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1

clergy as politicians

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1

democracy

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1

foreign languages

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1

gardens

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1

guillotine

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1

inflation

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1

liberty

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1

old age

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1

peace

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1

public service

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1

Quincy town meeting

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1

rain

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1

rule of law

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1

sea captains

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1

self-interest

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1

servants

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1

socializing

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1

solitude

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1

use of titles

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27

Europe

13

French Revolution

5

European governments

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3

Britain

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3

war in Europe

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1

British Orders in Council

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1

Netherlands

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1

visiting Europe

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224

Household Management

28

oversees clearing and preparing of land

25

manages tenants and farmhands

19

JA sends money to

18

JA sends goods to

17

manages livestock

13

finances of

13

oversees tarring of trees

11

purchases household and farm goods

13

sends agricultural reports to JA

9

oversees collecting firewood

7

Adamses’ land purchases and

7

furniture of

7

requests goods from JA

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6

oversees dairying

5

Medford property of

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5

purchases church pew

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5

manages Adamses’ properties

4

oversees planting and harvesting

3

requests money from JA

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3

seeks advice from JA

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2

carriages for

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2

investments of

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1

proposes renting land

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1

records of

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116

Letters From

2

CA (1794)

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1

CA (1795)

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1

Daniel Denison Rogers (1794)

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1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1794)

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3

Elizabeth Smith Shaw (1795)

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1

George Cabot (1794)

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6

JQA (1794)

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5

JQA (1795)

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1

Martha Washington (1794)

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1

Mary Smith Gray Otis (1794)

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1

Samuel Dexter (1794)

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1

Susanna Clarke Copley (1794)

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5

TBA (1794)

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119

Relationship with JA

21

JA sends books and pamphlets to

5

JA’s health and

3

on JA’s character and public service

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3

medallion of JA and

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2

JA on

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2

on JA’s advice to children

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1

on JA’s unhappiness

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1

encourages JA to assist Joseph Cranch

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1

neglects to inform JA of illness

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1

sends sermon to JA

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102

Books and Reading

15

Alexander Pope

13

Bible

6

Shakespeare

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4

“Remarks on the Jacobiniad”

4

Jonathan Swift

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4

James Thomson

3

John Milton

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3

Matthew Prior

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3

Edward Young

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2

Feijóo

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2

George Lyttelton

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2

Johann Georg Zimmermann

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1

Joseph Addison

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1

John Bennett

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1

Isaac Bickerstaff

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1

Samuel Bishop

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1

Bolingbroke

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1

James Callender

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1

Richard Cumberland

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1

Frederick II

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1

Oliver Goldsmith

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1

Elizabeth Inchbald

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1

Junius

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1

John Moore

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1

Peter Porcupine

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1

John Ray

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1

requests as gift

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1

sermons

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1

John Stewart

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1

John Taylor

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1

William Temple

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1

Horace Walpole

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1

Peter Whitney

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1

Jasper Wilson

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1

Arthur Young

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91

Relationship with Children

34

JQA

11

JQA as secretary for

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7

on JQA

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6

on JQA’s writings

4

sends to and receives items from JQA

3

JQA’s diplomatic appointment and

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2

visits with JQA

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1

on possible political appointments for JQA

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32

Miscellaneous

13

separation from children

9

JQA and TBA as agents for

6

requests portraits of JQA and TBA

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2

“I will not say that all my Geese are swan”

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1

news of JQA and TBA’s arrival in Europe

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1

stocks medicine for JQA and TBA

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10

AA2

7

visits Smiths in New York City

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2

on AA2

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1

AA2 invites to visit

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8

CA

3

on CA’s relationship with SSA

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2

CA on

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1

CA as secretary for

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1

sends copy of Columbus to CA

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1

visits CA in New York City

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7

TBA

2

on TBA

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3

TBA’s romantic relationships and

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1

TBA dockets letters of

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1

sends address to TBA

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76

Letters To

3

AA2 (1794)

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2

George Cabot (1794)

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1

Giuseppe Ceracchi (1795)

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15

JA (1795)

3

JQA (1794)

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5

JQA (1795)

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1

Martha Washington (1794)

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1

Mary Smith Cranch (1795)

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1

TBA (1794)

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4

TBA (1795)

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1

William Cranch (1794)

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60

Character, Appearance, Habits

20

health of

9

religious beliefs of

8

letter writing of

7

jewelry for

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5

as mother

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3

as Isabella

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1

JQA compared to

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1

as “Disciple of Woolstoncroft”

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1

exercise of

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1

intellect of

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1

interest of in politics

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1

outspokenness of

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1

receives recipe to cure malaria

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1

temperament of

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57

Domestic Life

22

cares for Susanna Hall

13

visits and assists Shaws

6

Louisa Smith as secretary for

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4

charity of

3

church attendance

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2

purchases goods in Europe

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2

receives miniature of Abigail Rogers

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2

possible relocation to Philadelphia

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1

Susanna Copley purchases fabric for

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1

resides at Richmond Hill

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1

remains in Quincy

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24

Social Life

8

social visits of

3

celebrates Thanksgiving

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3

hosts dinners

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2

in Britain

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2

limits of in Quincy

2

visits Boston

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1

attends Harvard commencement

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1

attends weddings

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1

missed in Philadelphia

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1

visits Rose Hill Farm

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23

Travels

10

to New York City (1795)

6

returns to Quincy (1795)

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4

within Europe

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1

from Philadelphia (1792)

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1

possible return to Philadelphia

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1

returns to Massachusetts from Europe (1788)

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16

Letters to, from, omitted

1

From George Cabot listed (1794)

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4

From JA listed (1794)

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2

From JA listed (1795)

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2

From JQA listed (1794)

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1

To George Cabot listed (1794)

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2

To JA listed (1794)

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2

To JA listed (1795)

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1

To JQA and TBA listed (1795)

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1

To JQA listed (1794)

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3

Writings

2

edits correspondence before sending

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1

CFA edits papers of

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