The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, 1856 - Presidents
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Contents

I
13
III
45
IV
90
V
141
VI
235
VII
275
VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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Page 217 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs hath been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents, in particular, and America in general.
Page 519 - I will never send another minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and independent nation.
Page 232 - You will think me transported with enthusiasm ; but I am not. I am well aware of the toil, and blood, and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states.
Page 21 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth...
Page 84 - God loves from whole to parts ; but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds. Another still, and still another spreads : Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next ; and next all human race ; Wide and. more wide, th...
Page 161 - That the foundation of English liberty and of all free government, is, a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 460 - But my country has, in its wisdom, contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived, or his imagination conceived...
Page 189 - New Hampshire to call a full and free representation of the people, and that the representatives, if they think it necessary, establish such a form of government as, in their judgment, will best produce the happiness of the people, and most effectually secure peace and good order in the province, during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the colonies.
Page 496 - Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people ? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Page 535 - But in demonstrating by our conduct that we do not fear war in the necessary protection of our rights and honor we shall give no room to infer that we abandon the desire of peace.

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