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John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 21 of 37 [electronic edition]
... this Country. Such a disposition, in any Traveller, in any Country, I should esteem a Mark of a littleness of Mind: but in a Person situated as I am, and sustaining the public trust, that has been committed to me, I should hold it, not only an Absurdity, but a Misdemeanor. The Gentleman you allude to, I hope has been more upon his guard, because from a long Acquaintance, with his Character and ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 14 of 37 [electronic edition]
... did not flatter Mr. Hartley with professions of confidence, which I did not feel, and of so much Admiration of his Great Genius and Talents as he felt himself, he conceived a disgust at me, and told Sir John Temple and others after his return to London "Your Mr. Adams that you represent as a Man of such good Sense, I believe he may have that, but If he has that, he is the most ungracious Man I ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 32 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Europe in general have kept the Letters and Memorials of their Ambassadors locked up in the Cabinetts of their Courts: very few of them have ever been collected and published. The Policy of France has been different. There are extant more Publications of their negotiations, than of all the rest of Europe.... I purchased D'Avaux,D'Estrades, Dossat, Jeannot Jeannin,Torcy,Noailles, The ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 11 of 37 [electronic edition]
... of New York, Brother of the then Chief justice, who has since been President of Congress, Governor of the State, Ambassador abroad and Chief Justice of the United States, but is now in 1806 like so many others of our first and best Men in the Post of honor a private Station.... Mr. Joshua Johnson of Maryland Brother of my Friend Thomas Johnson, in some former Years Member of Congress ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 33 of 37 [electronic edition]
... July 9. 1778 same Vessells. You acquaint me that you had written to me before Eight or nine times, which has given me some Anxiety, as these Letters are the first I have received from you or from any Member of Congress, since my Arrival in France. The Ratification of the Treaty gives universal joy to this Court and Nation, who seem to be sincerely and deeply rejoiced at ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 4 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Voyage. I often regrettedhowever that I had brought my Son with me. I was not so clear that it had been my duty to expose him as well as myself: but I had been led to it, by his Inclination and by the Advice of all his Friends. The Childs Behaviour gave me a Satisfaction, that I cannot express. Fully sensible of our Danger, he was constantly endeavouring to bear up under it with a manly courage ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 6 of 37 [electronic edition]
... had not surrendered his Ship, without firing a Gun. The Prize was the Ship Martha, Captain McIntosh from London to New York, loaded with a Cargo of great Value. The Captain told me that seventy thousand Guineas had been insured upon her at Lloyds and that she was worth Eighty thousand. The Behaviour of the Captain was that of a Gentleman, and he bore his misfortune with fortitude but his ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 10 of 37 [electronic edition]
... been permitted to remain less conspicuous: but I gave to all their Inquiries the most concise and clear Answer I could and came off, for the first time I thought, well enough. Returned and supped with Franklin on Cheese and Beer. Dr. Franklin had shewn me the Apartements and Furniture left by Mr. Deane, which were every Way more elegant, than I desired, and comfortable and convenient as I ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 22 of 37 [electronic edition]
... you the Copy of a Letter, written to Mr. De Sartine, by the Consul of France at Madeira. You will see, in it, all the Circumstances of the Conduct, which an American Privateer, named John Warren has held, towards a French Snow or Brigantine,Captain Rochell, which he seized, near enough to the Land and in Sight of the City of Madeira. Proceedures so reprehensible, cannot remain ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 37 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Words "General Washington" produced the greatest Variety of difficulties. I know not that I ever heard two Persons pronounce them alike, except the Marquis de La Fayette and his Lady. They had studied and practised them so long that they had mastered the great Subject. In my second Voyage to France, I carried with me a Friend as a private Secretary,Mr. John Thaxter. His name was a new Problem ...

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