The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: Volume 3

The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: Volume 3

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John Adams (1735-1826) was a highly educated and enlightened lawyer who became a central figure in the American Revolution. As a political theorist he influenced the constitutions of the former British colonies in America, and he is regarded, with Jefferson, as the father of the United States Constitution. First published in 1850-6, this collection brings together Adams' major writings. Given their influence not only on the United States, but also on other republics, Adams' works rank among the most important political writings of their time. Volume 3 contains diaries and autobiographical writings from 1777 to 1796, several essays, and documents from the 1760s recording campaigns and debates that helped shape the Declaration of Independence. It describes Adams' missions to France and Britain, and also recounts his feelings on having to share, with Benjamin Franklin, a bedroom containing only one more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus.
  • 113905628X
  • 9781139056281

Table of contents

1. Autobiography continued; 2. Diary; 3. Notes of a debate in the Senate of the United States; 4. Essays: i. On private revenge; ii. On self-delusion; iii. On private revenge; iv. Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal law; v. Instructions of the town of Braintree to their representative, 1765; vi. The Earl of Clarendon to William Pym; vii. Governor Winthrop to Governor Bradford; viii. Instructions of the town of Boston to their representatives, 1768; ix. Instructions of the town of Boston to the representatives, 1769; x. On the independence of the judiciary: a controversy between W. Brattle and J. Adams, 1773; more