Adams Family Correspondence Volume 15

Adams Family Correspondence  Volume 15

A highlight of Volume 15 is a series of letters between Abigail and Thomas Jefferson that debated fundamental questions of the nation's tumultuous early years. Equally compelling family stories emerge in the volume's 251 letters.

Author: Adams Family

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 0674247736

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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John and Abigail Adams remained engaged in political life after they left Washington for retirement in Quincy, Mass. A highlight of Volume 15 is a series of letters between Abigail and Thomas Jefferson that debated fundamental questions of the nation's tumultuous early years. Equally compelling family stories emerge in the volume's 251 letters.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Papers of John Adams

Papers of John Adams

THE ADAMS PAPERS Series III: General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams Statesmen Papers of John Adams Volume 15 (June 1783 — January 1784) On 3 ...

Author: John Adams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674051238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 537

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On September 3, 1783, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay signed the definitive Anglo-American peace treaty. Adams and his colleagues strived to establish a viable relationship between the new nation and its largest trading partner but were stymied by rising British anti-Americanism. Adams' diplomatic efforts were also complicated by domestic turmoil. Americans, in a rehearsal for the later Federalist-Antifederalist conflict over the United States Constitution, were debating the proper relationship between the central government and the states. Adams, a Federalist as early as 1783, argued persuasively for a government that honored its treaties and paid its foreign debts. But when bills far exceeding the funds available for their redemption were sent to Europe, he was forced to undertake a dangerous winter journey to the Netherlands to raise a new loan and save the United States from financial disaster. None of the founding fathers equals the candor of John Adams' observations of his eighteenth-century world. His letters, always interesting, reveal with absolute clarity Adams' positions on the personalities and issues of his times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 15

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 15

and am dear Sir, as ever your friend— John Adams RC (DLC); in Louisa C. Smith's hand, signed by Adams and with one addition by him as noted below; ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691182346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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"The Retirement Series documents Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor."--
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The Founders and the Classics

The Founders and the Classics

159 ; Cappon , Adams - Jefferson Letters , Jefferson to John Adams , August 15 , 1820 , vol . 2 , p . 569 ; April 8 , 1816 , ibid . , p .

Author: Carl J. Richard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674314263

Category: History

Page: 295

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The influence of Greek and Roman authors on our American forefathers finally becomes clear in this fascinating book--the first comprehensive study of the founders' classical reading.
Categories: History

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 15

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 15

Enclosures: (1) Dumas to John Adams, 13 June 1789, congratulating him upon his election to an important office by the freest people in the world, ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691184821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

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In Volume 15 Jefferson, a veteran of the councils of his own country's revolution, becomes an eyewitness of the opening events of the great upheaval in France in 1789. The Archbishop of Bordeaux and his colleagues of the National Assembly ask Jefferson's aid and counsel in drafting a new constitution; he declines in July but gives a private dinner in August for Lafayette and the moderates who wish to form a coalition and thus avoid civil war. He is catapulted into the limelight by Mirabeau's attack on Necker for the shortage of grain and flour. He advises Lafayette about the latter's proposed draft of a Declaration of Rights and proposes a compromise charter for France in order to gain time, to consolidate the advances already made, and to allow public opinion to ripen. Jefferson dines with De Corny and learns at first hand what happened at the fall of the Bastille. Three days later he is among the crowds with Dugald Stewart, the young Scottish philosopher, as Louis XVI is "led in triumph by his people thro' the streets of the capital." He writes long dispatches to Jay and private letters to Thomas Paine and Richard Price, among others, detailing the events that he regarded as "the first chapter of the history of European liberty." Early in September Jefferson becomes ill and, treated by a philosopher-physician, is possessed by the idea that "the earth belongs in usufruct to the living." He urges Madison to develop this concept and to apply it to American legislation--but his ostensible purpose is supported by arguments addressed wholly to the situation in France, whereby he furnishes justification for the abolition of ancient debts, the public appropriation of feudal grants, the wiping out of hereditary privileges, and the eradication of monopolies. Late in September, with Polly, Patsy, Petit, and two servants, Jefferson leaves Paris for a six months' leave, unaware that the same day the United States Senate confirmed his nomination as Secretary of State. Four weeks later he lands in Norfolk, where he is greeted by the officials--and finds that politics and anti-federalism are far from inactive in Virginia.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

We Have Not a Government

We Have Not a Government

HSP Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia JA John Adams JCC Worthington Chauncey ... and Karen N. Barzilay, eds., The Papers of John Adams, vol.

Author: George William Van Cleve

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226641522

Category: History

Page: 400

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In 1783, as the Revolutionary War came to a close, Alexander Hamilton resigned in disgust from the Continental Congress after it refused to consider a fundamental reform of the Articles of Confederation. Just four years later, that same government collapsed, and Congress grudgingly agreed to support the 1787 Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, which altered the Articles beyond recognition. What occurred during this remarkably brief interval to cause the Confederation to lose public confidence and inspire Americans to replace it with a dramatically more flexible and powerful government? We Have Not a Government is the story of this contentious moment in American history. In George William Van Cleve’s book, we encounter a sharply divided America. The Confederation faced massive war debts with virtually no authority to compel its members to pay them. It experienced punishing trade restrictions and strong resistance to American territorial expansion from powerful European governments. Bitter sectional divisions that deadlocked the Continental Congress arose from exploding western settlement. And a deep, long-lasting recession led to sharp controversies and social unrest across the country amid roiling debates over greatly increased taxes, debt relief, and paper money. Van Cleve shows how these remarkable stresses transformed the Confederation into a stalemate government and eventually led previously conflicting states, sections, and interest groups to advocate for a union powerful enough to govern a continental empire. Touching on the stories of a wide-ranging cast of characters—including John Adams, Patrick Henry, Daniel Shays, George Washington, and Thayendanegea—Van Cleve makes clear that it was the Confederation’s failures that created a political crisis and led to the 1787 Constitution. Clearly argued and superbly written, We Have Not a Government is a must-read history of this crucial period in our nation’s early life.
Categories: History

Papers of John Adams

Papers of John Adams

These volumes chronicle John Adams' efforts to convince the British people and their leaders that Britain's economic survival demanded an immediate peace; his "snarling growling" debate with the French foreign minister, the Comte de ...

Author: John Adams

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ISBN: 0674654412

Category: Massachusetts

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Humanities

Humanities

Grant , Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant , Vol . 15 : May 1 - December 31 , 1865 and Vol . 16 : 1866. Edited by John Y. Simon .

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ISBN: OSU:32435061400503

Category: Humanities

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John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolution

John Adams and the Diplomacy of the American Revolution

To Gordon, Adams Papers, microfilm ed., reel 108. 27. Boston Patriot, Jan. 5, 1811. 28. Vergennes to Luzerne, Feb. 19,1781, CP-EU, vol. 15. 29.

Author: James H. Hutson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813186306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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The figure of John Adams looms large in American foreign relations of the Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary years. James H. Hutson captures this elusive personality of this remarkable figure, highlighting the triumphs and the despairs that Adams experienced as he sought -- at times, he felt, single-handedly -- to establish the new Republic on a solid footing among the nations of the world. Benjamin Franklin, thirty years Adams's senior and already a world-respected figure, was his personal nemesis, seeming always to dog his steps in his diplomatic missions. The diplomacy of the American Revolution as exemplified by John Adams was not radically revolutionary or peculiarly American. Whereas the prevailing progressive interpretation of Revolutionary diplomacy sees it as repudiating the standard European theories and practices, Hutson finds that Adams adhered consistently to a policy that was in fact basically European and conservative. Adams assumed -- as did his contemporaries -- that power was aggressive and that it should be contained in a balance, so his actions while in diplomatic service were generally directed toward this goal. Adams's basic ideas survived his turbulent diplomatic missions with undiminished coherence. For him the value of the protective system of the balance of power -- having been tested in the harsh theater of European diplomacy -- was indisputable and could be applied to domestic political arrangements as well as to international relations.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Treasury Postal Service and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1998

Treasury  Postal Service  and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1998

9 Papers of John Adams , Vol . 10 Jane Addams Papers ... 15 Eisenhower Papers Project , The Presidency : The Middle Way , Vol . 16 Eisenhower Papers Project ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019592745

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Treasury Postal Service and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1998 Testimony of members of Congress and other interested individuals and organizations

Treasury  Postal Service  and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1998  Testimony of members of Congress and other interested individuals and organizations

9 Papers of John Adams , Vol . 10 Jane Addams Papers ... 15 Eisenhower Papers Project , The Presidency : The Middle Way , Vol . 16 Eisenhower Papers Project ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations

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ISBN: SRLF:AA0006802664

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Loyalist Conscience

The Loyalist Conscience

The Works of John Adams. Vol. 10. Boston: Little, Brown, 1856, p. 63. 60. Christopher Hilbert. ... Vol.15, December 11, 1778– August 21, 1782.

Author: Chaim M. Rosenberg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632483

Category: History

Page: 232

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Freedom of speech was restricted during the Revolutionary War. In the great struggle for independence, those who remained loyal to the British crown were persecuted with loss of employment, eviction from their homes, heavy taxation, confiscation of property and imprisonment. Loyalist Americans from all walks of life were branded as traitors and enemies of the people. By the end of the war, 80,000 had fled their homeland to face a dismal exile from which few would return, outcasts of a new republic based on democratic values of liberty, equality and justice.
Categories: History

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22, 23. 24. 25. Samuel Adams, The Writings of Samuel Adams, Vol. 3, January 15, 1775; Samuel Adams to John Adams, Letters of ...

Author: Mark Puls

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250091444

Category: History

Page: 288

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Winner of the 2007 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award! Samuel Adams is perhaps the most unheralded and overshadowed of the founding fathers, yet without him there would have been no American Revolution. A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers that became a trademark of American politics, Adams astutely forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to the irreversible split in the empire. His remarkable political career addresses all the major issues concerning America's decision to become a nation -- from the notion of taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all acknowledged that they built our nation on Samuel Adams' foundations. Now, in this riveting biography, his story is finally told and his crucial place in American history is fully recognized.
Categories: History

Annotation

Annotation

Series III : Papers of John Adams , Vol . ... Volume Subset :) The Presidency : The Middle Way , Vol . 15 [ December 1953 - December 1954 ] ( Johns Hopkins ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112047049744

Category: United States

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Annual Report

Annual Report

Papers from Fort Trumbull , consisting of rolls , pay and clothing receipts ... 8 ) ; George Washington , John Adams ( vol . ... 15 ) ; 1801-1803 ( vol .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433084461213

Category: Connecticut

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The Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society

The Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society

Papers from Fort Trumbull , consisting of rolls , pay and clothing receipts ... 8 ) ; George Washington , John Adams ( vol . ... 15 ) ; 1801-1803 ( vol .

Author: Connecticut Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039786721

Category: Connecticut

Page:

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Stealing God s Thunder

Stealing God s Thunder

The two Aged Actors: Adams quoted in B.F. Papers, Volume 26, p. ... The temple of human nature: John Adams letter to Boston Patriot, May 15, 1811.

Author: Philip Dray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364616

Category: History

Page: 304

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“We forget, living in this era of heavily patented research and closely guarded results, how wonderfully exciting the scientific world used to be. In Stealing God’s Thunder, the story of Benjamin Franklin’s invention of the lightening rod and the resulting consequences, that sense of wonder and excitement and even fear comes beautifully to life. Philip Dray does a remarkable job of illuminating the ever-fascinating Franklin and, more than that, the way that he, and his invention, helped create the new scientific world.” –Deborah Blum, author of Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection Stealing God’s Thunder is a concise, richly detailed biography of Benjamin Franklin viewed through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy. Today we think of Benjamin Franklin as a founder of American independence who also dabbled in science. But in Franklin’s day it was otherwise. Long before he was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his experiments with lightning and electricity. Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray uses the evolution of Franklin’s scientific curiosity and empirical thinking as a metaphor for America’s struggle to establish its fundamental values. Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment and America’s pursuit of political equality for all, Stealing God’s Thunder recounts how Franklin unlocked one of the greatest natural mysteries of his day, the seemingly unknowable powers of electricity and lightning. Rich in historic detail and based on numerous primary sources, Stealing God’s Thunder is a fascinating original look at one of our most beloved and complex founding fathers.
Categories: History

The Founding Gardeners

The Founding Gardeners

15, p. 48; CW Will. 9 july 1799, CW Papers RS. vol. 4, p. 480. ... books: LibraryThing: Thomas ]el'ferson's Library (online); john Adams's Library (onlinel: ...

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409022572

Category: History

Page: 400

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A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to the death of Adams and Jefferson exactly fifty years to the day afterwards, these stories that weave the political, the personal and the botanical and are in turns funny, fascinating and moving. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.
Categories: History

The Jefferson Lies

The Jefferson Lies

John Adams, The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. ... Edward Everett, vol. 15 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1903), 205.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781595554598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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"Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of his family? Jefferson and the Bible: Did he really want to rewrite the Scripture? Jefferson and the church: Did he really advocate separation? Jefferson and slaves: What is the truth about his slaveholding and his statements that all are created equal? Jefferson and education: Did Jefferson really found the first secular, irreligious university? All of these questions deserve the cleansing light of truth. Barton has gone through the historical records, combed the original documents and letters, and examined the recent evidence, and his findings will upset the establishment. Barton shows the true man, the real Thomas Jefferson. Most readers will have the joy and surpriseof meeting him for the very first time"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography