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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 11 (July 1795 – February 1797)

Index: Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 11, A

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

401

Opinions and Beliefs

171

United States

15

Democratic-Republicans

12

presidential election (1796)

11

responses to Jay Treaty

9

foreign influences

9

U.S. government and politics

6

Congress

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6

presidency

6

Democratic-Republican press

6

party politics

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5

salaries and benefits for public officials

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5

U.S. people

6

G. Washington’s retirement

4

House of Representatives

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4

U.S. relations with France

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4

Virginia politics and government

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3

Boston politics

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3

elections and political succession

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3

J. Fauchet’s dispatches

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3

provisions for president’s household

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3

U.S. neutrality

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3

U.S. prosperity

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3

G. Washington’s address to Congress and response

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2

Adet-Pickering correspondence

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2

divisions in U.S.

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2

immigration to U.S.

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2

land speculation

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2

Massachusetts elections

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2

members of Congress

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2

Philadelphia

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2

political appointments

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2

Quincy post office

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2

J. Rutledge’s nomination as chief justice

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2

Senate

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2

Senate galleries

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2

U.S. relations with Britain

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2

“Virtuous Ten”

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1

attacks on G. Washington

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1

Constitution

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1

Federalist Party

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1

Georgia legislature

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1

impressment of U.S. sailors

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1

Mass. General Court

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1

T. Mifflin’s speech to Pennsylvania legislature

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1

Native Americans

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1

Pickering-T. Pinckney correspondence

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1

Quincy minister

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1

Quincy schoolhouse

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1

U.S. financial crisis

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1

U.S. financial system

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1

vice presidency

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150

Individuals

14

G. Washington

8

Samuel Adams

9

T. Jefferson

6

LCA

5

Mr. Billings

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5

A. Hamilton

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4

E. Randolph

4

F. de St. Hilaire

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4

M. Washington

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3

SSA

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3

F. Ames

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3

J. Briesler Sr.

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3

J. Jay

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3

William Smith Shaw

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3

Abbé Sieyès

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3

Louisa Smith

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4

WSS

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2

Esther Briesler

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2

S. Copeland Sr.

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2

Richard Cranch

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2

W. B. Giles

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2

C. N. Johnson

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2

T. Law

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2

H. G. Otis

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2

Stephen Peabody

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2

M. de St. Hilaire

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1

B. Austin Jr.

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1

Joseph Bass

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1

B. Beale Jr.

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1

M. Black

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1

D. Buck

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1

A. Burr

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1

S. Cooper

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1

William Cranch

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1

W. Cushing

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1

O. Ellsworth

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1

John Fiske

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1

M. Frazier

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1

J. Freeman Jr.

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1

M. French Jr.

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1

J. Gardner

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1

Capt. Gardner

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1

E. Gerry

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1

J. Greenleaf

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1

R. G. Harper

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1

J. C. Jones

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1

J. Madison

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1

W. Marsh

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1

G. Mears

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1

L. Mears

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1

M. S. G. Otis

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1

T. Paine (author)

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1

T. Paine (printer)

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1

T. Pinckney

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1

J. Priestley

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1

Josiah Quincy III

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1

T. Russell

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1

J. Rutledge

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1

J. Scott

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1

Abigail Shaw

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1

Elizabeth Quincy Shaw

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1

A. Smith

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1

Elizabeth Smith

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1

James Smith

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1

Mary Smith

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1

Smith family

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1

P. Taylor

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1

W. Tudor

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1

J. Vinton Sr.

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1

J. Vinton Jr.

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1

James Warren

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1

J. Webb Jr.

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1

S. West

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1

J. Cranch

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58

Miscellaneous

6

public service

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4

inflation

4

men versus women

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4

youth

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3

illnesses

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3

marriage

3

newspapers

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3

women

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2

aging

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2

banks

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2

fame and power

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2

judicial integrity

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2

servants

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2

speculation

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2

visitors

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1

Adamses’ family ties

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1

alcohol

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1

bribery

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1

diplomats’ wives

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1

divorce

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1

equal rights

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1

faction

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1

interest payments

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1

mails

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1

military service

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1

miscegenation

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1

shipwrecks

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1

solitude

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1

taxes

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22

Europe

3

European war

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3

French government

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2

foreign courts

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2

French people

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2

French war efforts

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1

Dutch character

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1

Dutch climate

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1

Dutch linens

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1

England versus Netherlands

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1

European art

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1

European influence on travelers

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1

French diplomats

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1

French press

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1

French religion

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1

French Revolution

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227

Household Management

17

oversees clearing and preparing of land

15

manages livestock

14

accounts and finances of

15

manages Adamses’ properties

10

oversees collecting firewood and timber

10

purchases farm goods

9

requests items and money from JA

8

JA sends flour and seeds to

8

JA sends money to

7

JA advises on farm management

7

purchases goods in Europe

7

seeks advice from JA

6

carriages and sleighs for

6

oversees fencing of land

6

servants of

4

oversees tarring of trees

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4

William Smith as agent for

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4

taxes on Adamses’ properties and

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3

oversees building construction

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2

Adamses’ land purchases and

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2

purchases lottery ticket

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1

possible legal action of

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1

Medford property of

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1

oversees collecting seaweed

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1

oversees farm equipment

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1

oversees planting

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1

purchases household goods

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1

requests power of attorney from JA

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237

Relationship with JA

19

forwards letters to JA

17

JA sends publications to

16

JA forwards letters to and for

15

sends and receives news and newspapers

14

JA’s public service and

5

requests news from JA

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4

JA and farm reports of

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4

requests publications from JA

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3

JA sends extracts of JQA’s dispatches to

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3

on JA’s future plans

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3

asks JA to burn letters

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2

on JA as role model for sons

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2

on JA’s presidency

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2

on JA’s relationship with G. Washington

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2

adds postscript to JA’s letter

AFC11

2

concern for JA

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2

relationship with JA

AFC11

1

JA asks about authorship of Aurelius

AFC11

1

JA dockets letters of

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1

JA on conversation of with H. Knox

AFC11

1

JA on value of letters of

AFC11

1

JA sends “Peace Journal” to

AFC11

1

on JA’s literary influence

AFC11

1

on JA’s love of farmwork

AFC11

1

on JA’s salary

AFC11

1

dockets JA’s letters

AFC11

1

gives JA’s books to William Smith Shaw

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1

provides letters of introduction to JA

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1

on public opinion of JA

AFC11

1

on satire of JA

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218

Relationship with Children and Grandchildren

100

JQA

12

requests and receives items from JQA

11

JQA as agent for

11

JQA sends publications to

11

JQA’s letters and

10

JQA’s relationship with LCA and

6

JQA’s portrait and

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7

JQA’s romantic relationships and

5

on JQA’s public service

5

praises JQA

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4

relationship with JQA

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4

sends publications to JQA

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3

on JQA

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2

advises JQA on marriage

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2

compares JQA to JA

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1

on JQA’s delay in Hellevoetsluis

AFC11

1

on JQA’s education

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1

LCA on

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2

LCA’s portrait and

AFC11

1

celebrates JQA’s birthday

AFC11

1

letters of to JQA

AFC11

49

TBA

8

TBA’s portrait and

7

TBA as agent for

6

TBA’s romantic relationships and

5

sends publications to TBA

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4

TBA’s future plans and

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4

TBA’s letters and

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3

TBA’s career and

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2

TBA’s health and

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2

letters of for TBA

AFC11

3

praises TBA

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1

TBA recommends fleecy hosiery to

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1

on TBA’s education

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1

recommends TBA visit France

AFC11

1

relationship with TBA

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1

requests publications from TBA

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49

Miscellaneous

26

sends and receives news and newspapers

14

separation from children

2

JA as role model for children

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2

birth and naming of granddaughter

AFC11

1

cares for grandchildren

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1

on financial security of children

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1

on impact of JA’s public service on children

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1

on pride in children

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1

on value of children

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15

CA

3

on CA

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5

CA’s marriage and

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3

sends items to CA and SSA

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4

visits with CA and SSA

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5

AA2

4

visits with Smiths

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1

on AA2

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148

Books and Reading

13

Shakespeare

12

Alexander Pope

5

Camillus

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5

Charles Churchill

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5

Peter Porcupine

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4

Thomas Paine

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3

John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham

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3

William Cowper

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3

Defence of the Const.

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3

Homer

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3

Joseph Priestley

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3

Laurence Sterne

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3

Isaac Watts

2

Joseph Addison

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2

Aesop

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2

appreciation for

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2

Robert Goodloe Harper

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2

Jasper Dwight

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2

Machiavelli

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2

Jacques François Paul Aldonce de Sade

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2

Edward Young

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1

Francis Bacon

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1

Bolingbroke

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1

Susanna Centlivre

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1

Cervantes

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1

Samuel Clarke

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1

Timothy Dwight

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1

Ferdinand

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1

gifts of

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1

James Hervey

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1

history

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1

David Humphreys

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1

Juvenal

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1

lending of

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1

Ovid

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1

Peter Pindar

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1

poetry

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1

quotes music

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1

Edmund Randolph

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1

Marie Jeanne Roland

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1

Madame de Staël

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1

John Suckling

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1

Virgil

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113

Letters From

2

CA (1795)

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4

CA (1796)

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1

CA (1797)

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1

Elbridge Gerry (1797)

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2

Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody (1795)

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5

Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody (1796)

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1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody (1797)

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6

JA (1795)

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16

JA (1797)

3

JQA (1795)

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11

JQA (1796)

2

JQA (1797)

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1

Martha Washington (1797)

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1

Mary Smith Gray Otis (1797)

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1

Mercy Otis Warren (1796)

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1

Mercy Otis Warren (1797)

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1

Ruth Hooper Dalton (1797)

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3

TBA (1795)

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4

TBA (1796)

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101

Character, Appearance, Habits

10

friendships of

9

letter writing of

3

anxiety of

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3

frugality of

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3

prefers private life

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3

religious beliefs of

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2

aging of

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2

ambition of

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2

foreign language skills of

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2

handwriting of

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2

outspokenness of

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2

patience of

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2

Elizabeth Peabody on

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1

TBA on

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1

G. Cabot on

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1

clothing of

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1

dreams of

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1

portrait of

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1

Baron Staël von Holstein on

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1

M. Washington on

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1

interest of in politics

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78

Letters To

1

AA2 (1795)

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1

CA (1797)

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1

Elbridge Gerry (1796)

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1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody (1796)

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1

Elizabeth Smith Shaw Peabody (1797)

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4

JA (1795)

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10

JA (1797)

6

JQA (1795)

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8

JQA (1796)

1

John Briesler Sr. (1797)

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1

Martha Washington (1797)

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1

Mary Smith Gray Otis (1797)

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1

Ruth Hooper Dalton (1796)

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2

TBA (1795)

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5

TBA (1796)

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1

TBA (1797)

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72

First Lady

14

anxieties about

10

move to Philadelphia for

10

household arrangements for

6

challenges of presidency and

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5

M. Washington and

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4

JA on

4

qualities needed for

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3

JA’s possible election and

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3

receives congratulations on

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3

duties of

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2

possible visit to Washington, D.C.

AFC11

1

CA on

AFC11

1

on JA’s reading of electoral votes

AFC11

1

JQA on

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2

“My Ambition leads me not to be first in Rome”

AFC11

1

R. Blodget on

AFC11

1

G. Cabot on

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1

R. Dalton on

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51

Domestic Life

17

family visits to

11

Louisa Smith as secretary for

7

assists Peabody-Shaw family

4

cares for Susanna Hall

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3

church attendance

AFC11

2

Richard Cranch dockets letters of

AFC11

2

in England

AFC11

1

cares for JA’s former law clerks

AFC11

1

education of

AFC11

1

P. Howard and

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1

Elizabeth Peabody’s courtship and

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1

servants for

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45

Social Life

22

visits to and by

8

visits Boston

5

hosts dinners

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4

in England

AFC11

2

possible visit to Mount Vernon

AFC11

1

attends G. Washington’s birthday celebration

AFC11

1

entertains for political ends

AFC11

1

in Quincy

AFC11

1

visits Scituate, Mass.

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29

Travels

14

planned Quincy to Philadelphia

3

to New York (1795)

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2

delays in

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2

possible to Eastchester, N.Y.

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2

England to U.S. (1788)

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2

within Netherlands

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2

possible to Washington, D.C.

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1

to Bath (1787)

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1

within Europe

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20

Letters to, from, omitted

1

From Elbridge Gerry listed (1796)

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1

From JA listed (1795)

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4

From JA listed (1796)

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2

From JA listed (1797)

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1

From Mercy Otis Warren listed (1796)

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1

From Susanna Clarke Copley listed (1797)

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1

To Clement Cotterell Dormer listed (1788)

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1

To Cotton Tufts listed (1788)

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3

To JA listed (1796)

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2

To JA listed (1797)

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1

To JQA listed (1796)

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1

To Mercy Otis Warren listed (1784)

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1

To William Smith listed (1796)

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7

Writings

6

edits correspondence before sending

1

CFA notates correspondence of

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