General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams Statesmen: Papers of John Adams, Volumes 9 and 10: March–December 1780 (Adams Papers) ebook
by John Adams,Gregg L. Lint,Joanna M. Revelas,Richard Alan Ryerson,Celeste Walker,Anne M. Decker
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In volumes 9 and 10 of the Papers of John Adams, over 600 letters and documents that Adams sent to and received from numerous correspondents in Europe and America provide an unparalleled view of Adams’s diplomacy and a wealth of detail on the world in which he lived.
Papers of John Adams, Volumes 9 and 10: March–December 1780. In mid-March 1781, John Adams received his commission and instructions as minister to the Netherlands and embarked on the boldest initiative of his diplomatic career. Disappointed by the lack of interest shown by Dutch investors in his efforts to raise a loan for the United States, Adams changed his tactics, and in a memorial made a forthright appeal to the States General of the Netherlands for immediate recognition of the United States.
Series III: General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams . These volumes begin the publication of the greatest diary, both in mass and substance, in American History
Series III: General Correspondence and Other Papers of the Adams Statesmen. Legal Papers of John Adams, 3 vols. ed. L. Kinvin Wroth and Hiller B. Zobel, 1965. Papers of John Adams, vols. Gregg L. Lint, Joanna M. Revelas, Richard Alan Ryerson, Celeste Walker, and Anne M. Decker, 1996. Papers of John Adams, vol. 11 (Ja. Sept. 1781), ed. Lint, Richard Alan Ryerson, Anne Decker Cecere, Celeste Walker, Jennifer Shea, and C. James Taylor, 2003. These volumes begin the publication of the greatest diary, both in mass and substance, in American History. Recording a span of 68 years, it has been known heretofore only in partial form.
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The Adams Papers, Papers of John Adams, vol. 8, March 1779 – February 1780, ed. Lint, Robert J. Taylor, Richard Alan Reyerson, Celeste Walker, and Joanna M. Revelas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989. 31. The Adams Papers, Papers of John Adams, vol. 9, March 1780 – July 1780, ed. Lint and Richard Alan Ryerson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1965. 49. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 9, January 1, 1760, through December 31, 1761, ed. Leonard W. Labaree. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.
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Series: Adams papers, 3, . General correspondence and other papers of the Adams statesmen, . Vol. 10: July 1780 - December 1780, index.
Summary: This volume chronicles Adams's efforts, against great odds, to achieve formal recognition of the United States. 11: January - September 1781. Confirm this request.
A new chapter in John Adams's diplomatic career opened when the Dutch .
A new chapter in John Adams's diplomatic career opened when the Dutch recognized the United States in April 1782. That question bedeviled Adams and his correspondents for the fate of the new nation literally rode on its answer. The volume ends with Adams's triumphal departure from The Hague to face new challenges at Paris as one of the American commissioners to negotiate an Anglo-American peace treaty.
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Vol. 9 contains letters and state papers from 1799 to 1811. General correspondence.
On the last day of December 1780, John Adams wrote that he had just spent “the most anxious and mortifying Year of my whole Life.” He had resided first at Paris, then at Amsterdam, attempting, without success, to open Anglo–American peace negotiations and to raise a Dutch loan. In volumes 9 and 10 of the Papers of John Adams, over 600 letters and documents that Adams sent to and received from numerous correspondents in Europe and America provide an unparalleled view of Adams’s diplomacy and a wealth of detail on the world in which he lived.
These volumes chronicle Adams’s efforts to convince the British people and their leaders that Britain’s economic survival demanded an immediate peace; his “snarling growling” debate with the French foreign minister, the Comte de Vergennes, over the proper Franco–American relationship; and his struggle to obtain a loan in the Netherlands, where policies were dictated by Mammon rather than republican virtue. Adams’s writings, diplomatic dispatches, and personal correspondence all make clear the scope of his intelligence gathering and his propaganda efforts in the British, French, and Dutch press. The letters reflect his interest in Bordeaux wines, the fate of Massachusetts Constitution that he had drafted in 1779, and political developments in Philadelphia, Boston, London, and St. Petersburg. The volumes leave no doubt as to John Adams’s unwavering commitment to the American cause. Even in this most difficult year, he believed the revolution in America to be “the greatest that ever took Place among Men.” He felt honored to serve a new nation where “the Wisdom and not the Man is attended to,” whose citizens were fighting a “People’s War” from which the United States would inevitably emerge victorious to take its rightful place on the world stage.