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Volume I (pub 1856) - Adams, John, and Charles Francis Adams. 1850. The works of John Adams, second President of the United States: with a life of the author, notes and illustrations. Boston: Little, Brown.
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Adams's adopted afterwards America appear authority Boston Boston Patriot Braintree Britain British cabinet cause character Colonel Pickering colonies committee communicated confidence congress consequence Count de Vergennes course court declaration doubt duty effect election England Europe execution favor federalists feelings France Francisco de Miranda Franklin French friends governor Hamilton hand honor House Hutchinson independence interests Jefferson John Adams John Quincy Adams justice king labors letter liberty Lord North Lord Shelburne Massachusetts measures ment mind minister Mount Wollaston nation nature necessity negotiation never object officers opinion opposition paper Parliament party patriots peace persons Philadelphia political popular present President principles province question Quincy reason received resolution Richard Henry Lee Samuel Adams scarcely Senate sentiments spirit Stamp Act success thing thought tion town treaty United views vote Washington whilst whole writing
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...
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 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...
Page 21 - ... so far as they may be fitted for the university ; and if any town neglect the performance hereof above one year, then every such town shall pay five pounds per annum to the next such school, till they shall perform this order.
Page 189 - That it be recommended to the provincial convention of 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 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 has 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 177 - O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.