The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: Official letters, messages, and public papers. Correspondence

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Side 360 - Majesty shall with all convenient speed, and without causing any destruction, or carrying away any negroes or other property of the American inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garrisons and fleets from the said United States, and from every...
Side 258 - I have the honor to assure your Majesty of their unanimous disposition and desire to cultivate the most friendly and liberal intercourse between your Majesty's subjects and their citizens, and of their best wishes for your Majesty's health and happiness, and for that of your royal family. "' The appointment of a Minister from the United States to your Majesty's court, will form an epoch in the history of England and America.
Side 278 - That the term should be one month from the Channel and the North Seas as far as the Canary Islands Inclusively, whether in the Ocean or in the Mediterranean. Two months from the said Canary Islands as far as the Equinoctial Line or Equator ; and lastly, Five months in all other Parts of the World, without any Exception, or any other more particular description of Time or Place.
Side 259 - I have done nothing in the late contest but what I thought myself indispensably bound to do, by the duty which I owed to my people.
Side 260 - The King then said a word or two to the secretary of state, which, being between them, I did not hear, and then turned round and bowed to me, as is customary with all kings and princes when they give the signal to retire. I retreated, stepping...
Side 100 - Treasury, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
Side 39 - I think we ought to have one at every one to which we are most essentially related, whether in commerce or policy, and therefore while we have any Minister at Versailles, the Hague, or London, I think it clear we ought to have one at each, though...
Side 490 - Many things which appear of little importance in themselves and at the beginning, may have great and durable consequences from their having been established at the commencement of a new general government. It will be much easier to commence the administration, upon a well adjusted system, built on tenable grounds, than to correct errors or alter inconveniences after they shall have been confirmed by habit.
Side 535 - ... other men infinitely his superiors in talents, services, and reputation, filled me with apprehensions for the safety of us all. It demonstrated to me that, if the project succeeded, our Constitution could not have lasted four years. We should have been set afloat, and landed, the Lord knows where. That must be a sordid people, indeed...
Side 259 - I shall esteem myself the happiest of men, if I can be instrumental in recommending my country more and more to your majesty's royal benevolence, and of restoring an entire esteem, confidence and affection, or in better words, (the old good nature, and the old good humor,' between people, who though separated by an ocean, and under different governments, have the same language, a similar religion, and kindred blood.

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