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John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 8 of 37 [electronic edition]
... your thumb and finger, till he gape, then put a little dust of this powder in his mouth, and he never will bite you again. But said the Lady when I have him between my fingers why may I not throw him in the fire or press him to death? Ali, Madam, said the Frenchman, dat will do just as well den. I should not perhaps have remembered this story, if the same had not been told me afterwards by Mr ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 1 of 37 [electronic edition]
... ever had of such a design in Congress was this. After I had mounted my horse for my journey home Mr. Gerry at Yorktown, came out of the House of Mr. Roberdeau where We lodged together, and said to me, between him and me, that I must go to France. That Mr. Deanes Conduct had been so intollerably bad, as to disgrace himself and his Country and that Congress had no other Way of retrieving the ...
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 20 February 1779, "In the Margin are the Dates..." [electronic edition]
... would find Weakness and Indiscretion, which they would make as ill an Use of. There are Spies upon every Word I utter, and every Syllable I write -- Spies planted by the English -- Spies planted by Stockjobbers -- Spies planted by selfish Merchants -- and Spies planted by envious and malicious Politicians. I have been all along aware of this, more or less, but more so now than ever. My ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 34 of 37 [electronic edition]
... the Secretary's Office of Congress. Passi. July 10. 1778 Sir I had the pleasure Honour of a Letter from you, by the French Frigate which gave me the more pleasure, as no other Person in the Massachusetts thought proper to take any notice of me, by that Opportunity.... I laid your Letter immediately before the People in Power here, and an Extract of it has crep'd into a ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 5 of 37 [electronic edition]
... softest Weather, the smoothest Sea, and the best Wind, which We had ever found since We came on board. All Sails were spread and We went, ten Knots upon an Avarage the whole day. March 6. Fryday. 1778. The Wind had continued in the same point all night; about South, and We had gone nine Knots upon an Avarage. This was great favour. Many Years before I had accidentally purchased an ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 27 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Us, as soon as possible, an Account of what is due to Lt. Simpson, according to the Ships Books for Wages. An Application has been made to Us, in behalf of Mr. Andrew Fallen, one of the Prisoners lately made by you, and his case represented, with such Circumstances, as have induced Us to request you, to let Mr. Fallen go, where he will, after taking his Parole in Writing, that he will not ...
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 23 December 1796, "I received by the last post..." [electronic edition]
... Feild I think would be a much more Eligible Situation than to be fastned up Hand and foot and Tongue to be shot at as our Quincy Lads do at the poor Geese and Turkies, and like the frog in the fable, sport to the Boys was death to the frogs. Since I came to Town some curious Annecdotes have to me. Judge Daws after the Election was over, went to visit the Govenour so said the G. To answer their ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 12 of 37 [electronic edition]
... Eight Louis, where there is the least Appearance of Trick, for that would encourage a thousand more. Enclosed you have a Copy of Merciers Agreement. We have not yet been able to discover, that Mr. Deane has left among the Papers, any Agreement, with Mr. Monthieu, by which We can settle the difference you mention. Perhaps Mr. Monthieu may have it. We wish to avoid disputes, confusion and expence ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 18 of 37 [electronic edition]
... french I was very inquisitive concerning this great Family of Noailles and I was told by some of the most intelligent Men in France, ecclesiasticks as well as others, that there were no less than six Marshalls of France of this Family, that they held so many Offices under the King that they received Eighteen millions of Livres annually from the Crown. That the Family had been remarkable for ...
John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778, sheet 36 of 37 [electronic edition]
... We have long wished to accommodate Disputes among the Officers of the Ranger, and have at length the Pleasure to inclose you a Letter from Captain Jones, which has given Us much Satisfaction for several Reasons, one of which is that it has given Us an opportunity to reinstate you on board the Rangers You are accordingly, upon the receipt of this Letter, forthwith to take the Command of the ...

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