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Papers of John Adams | Volume 3, May 1775–January 1776 | Papers of John Adams

To Joseph Palmer, 2 May 1775From Edward Dilly, 3 May 1775From James Warren, 7 May 1775John Adams’ Service in the Continental CongressDraft Resolution Appointing a Fast-Day, 12 June 1775From Joseph Warren, 20 May 1775To James Warren, 21 May 1775To James Warren, 26 May 1775To John Winthrop, 29 May 1775From Philopattria, 1 June 1775From Alexander McDougall, 5 June 1775To James Warren, 7 June 1775From Unknown, 9 June 1775To Moses Gill, 10 June 1775To James Warren, 10 June 1775To Elbridge Gerry, 11 June 1775From James Warren, 11 June 1775To Elbridge Gerry, 18 June 1775From Joseph Palmer, 19 June 1775To George Washington, 19 June 1775; 20 June 1775To Joseph Palmer, 20 June 1775To William Tudor, 20 June 1775To James Warren, 20 June 1775From James Warren, 20 June 1775Elbridge Gerry to the Massachusetts Delegates, 20 June 1775To James Warren, 21 June 1775To Joseph Warren, 21 June 1775From John Winthrop, 21 June 1775The Massachusetts Delegates to George Washington, 22 June 1775From William Tudor, 26 June 1775To James Warren, 27 June 1775From James Warren, 27 June 1775From Moses Gill, 1 July 1775To Joseph Palmer, 5 July 1775From Mercy Otis Warren, 5 July 1775To William Tudor, 6 July 1775To James Warren, 6 July 1775To James Warren, 6 July 1775From William Tudor, 6 July 1775From Jonathan Williams Austin, 7 July 1775From James Warren, 7 July 1775To James Warren, 10 July 1775To James Warren, 11 July 1775From Edward Dilly, 11 July 1775From Josiah Quincy, 11 July 1775From James Warren, 11 July 1775From Nathan Rice, 14 July 1775From William Tudor, 19 July 1775From James Warren, 20 July 1775To William Tudor, 23 July 1775To James Warren, 23 July 1775To James Warren, 24 July 1775From Samuel Chase, 24 July 1775The Speaker of the House of Representatives to the Massachusetts delegates, 25 July 1775The Committee of Safety’s Account of The Battle of Bunker Hill, 25 July 1775To James Warren, 26 July 1775To James Warren, 26 July 1775To James Warren, 27 July 1775To William Tudor, 28 July 1775To Josiah Quincy, 29 July 1775To James Warren, 30 July 1775From William Tudor, 31 July 1775From James Warren, 31 July 1775From Thomas Young, 2 August 1775From James Warren, 9 August 1775John Adams’ Service in the Council: 10–30 August 1775John Thomas to James Warren, 11 August 1775Joseph Frye to John Adams, with an Account of Frye’s Military ServicesFrom James Prescott, 25 August 1775From William Prescott, 25 August 1775To Mercy Otis Warren, 26 August 1775From William Tudor, August 1775From Mercy Otis Warren, 4 September 1775John Adams’ Commission as Justice of the Peace in Suffolk County, 6 September 1775From James Warren, 11 September 1775John Adams’ Service in the Continental Congress: 13 September – 9 December 1775To James Warren, 17 September 1775To James Warren, 19 September 1775From James Warren, 19 September 1775From Josiah Quincy, 22 September 1775To James Warren, 26 September 1775To Mercy Otis Warren, 26 September 1775To James Warren, 28 September 1775To James Warren, 30 September 1775To James Warren, 30 September 1775From William Tudor, 30 September 1775To William Tudor, 1 October 1775To James Warren, 1 October 1775From James Warren, 1 October 1775To William Sever, 2 October 1775To James Warren, 2 October 1775To John Winthrop, 2 October 1775To William Heath, 5 October 1775From Charles Lee, 5 October 1775To Josiah Quincy, 6 October 1775To James Warren, 7 October 1775To James Warren, 8 October 1775To James Warren, 10 October 1775To William Tudor, 12 October 1775John Adams to James Warren, with a Proposal Regarding the Procurement of PowderFrom James Warren, 12 October 1775From Mercy Otis Warren, 12 October 1775To Charles Lee, 13 October 1775To James Warren, 13 October 1775From The Intelligencer, 16 October 1775To James Warren, 18 October 1775From The Intelligencer, 18 October 1775To James Warren, 19 October 1775To James Warren, 19 October 1775To James Warren, 19 October 1775To James Warren, 20 October 1775To James Warren, 20 October 1775From James Warren, 20 October 1775To James Warren, 21 October 1775To James Warren, 21 October 1775From Nathan Rice, 21 October 1775To James Warren, 23 October 1775From William Heath, 23 October 1775From Samuel Osgood, 23 October 1775From Artemas Ward, 23 October 1775From Joseph Ward, 23 October 1775To James Warren, 24 October 1775From John Thomas, 24 October 1775The General Court to the Massachusetts Delegates, 24 October 1775To James Warren, 25 October 1775To James Warren, 25 October 1775To James Warren, 25 October 1775William Gordon to John Adams, with a letter from Lemuel Hayward to William GordonFrom James Otis Sr., 25 October 1775From Josiah Quincy, 25 October 1775From William Tudor, 25 October 1775From John Winthrop, 25 October 1775From Henry Knox, 26 October 1775To James Warren, 28 October 1775From Benjamin Hichborn, 28 October 1775Perez Morton to John Adams, with a List of Superior Court JusticesFrom William Tudor, 28 October 1775From James Warren, 28 October 1775To Mercy Otis Warren, 31 October 1775From Joseph Palmer, 31 October 1775To James Warren, October 1775From Mercy Otis Warren, October 1775From Lemuel Hayward, 1 November 1775From John Thomas, 1 November 1775From Samuel Osgood, 4 November 1775From Joseph Ward, 4 November 1775To Elbridge Gerry, 5 November 1775To John Trumbull, 5 November 1775From James Warren, 5 November 1775From Samuel Cooper, 6 November 1775John Adams’ Commission as Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts Counties, 8 November 1775To Henry Knox, 11 November 1775From Elbridge Gerry, 11 November 1775The Council to the Massachusetts Delegates, 11 November 1775Credentials of the Massachusetts Delegates to the Continental Congress, 11 November 1775To John Thomas, 13 November 1775To Samuel Osgood , 14 November 1775To William Tudor, 14 November 1775To Joseph Ward, 14 November 1775From Joseph Hawley, with Notation by John Adams, 14 November 1775From John Trumbull, 14 November 1775From James Warren, 14 November 1775To Richard Henry Lee, 15 November 1775To Samuel Osgood , 15 November 1775From Samuel Chase, 16 November 1775From Charles Lee, 19 November 1775To James Otis Sr., 23 November 1775To Perez Morton, 24 November 1775To Joseph Hawley, 25 November 1775To Mercy Otis Warren, 25 November 1775From Samuel Chase, 25 November 1775From Benjamin Hichborn, 25 November 1775From Samuel Osgood, 30 November 1775Lemuel Robinson to John Adams, with an Endororsement for Lemuel Robinson from the Committee of SafetyFrom Joseph Palmer, 2 December 1775To James Warren, 3 December 1775From William Tudor, 3 December 1775From Joseph Ward, 3 December 1775From James Warren, 3 December 1775From Elbridge Gerry, 4 December 1775From Samuel Osgood, 4 December 1775From James Swan, 4 December 1775From John Warren and Others, 4 December 1775From William Cooper, 5 December 1775The General Court to the Massachusetts Delegates, 5 December 1775From Samuel Chase, 8 December 1775From William Tudor, 11 December 1775From James Warren, 11 December 1775From Thomas Crafts Jr., 16 December 1775From Lemuel Hayward, 16 December 1775From Joseph Hawley, 18 December 1775From Jonathan Williams, 20 December 1775From John Sullivan, 21 December 1775From Samuel Adams, 22 December 1775John Adams’ Service in the Council: 26 December 1775 – 24 January 1776
Editorial Note
I. Calendar of Council : Actions Signed by John Adams
Resolution to pay post-riders, 26 December 1775Resolution appointing members to a joint committee to determine how bills of credit were to be signed and numbered, 26 December 1775Resolution to pay John Davis a sum in behalf of Edward Johnson, a petitioning soldier, 26 December 1775Resolution to approve committee report recommending payment to the Committee of Supplies for its services, in response to its petition, 26 December 1775Resolution to approve appointment of a committee to assist the commissary general in procuring military supplies, 27 December 1775Resolution to liberate Henry Middleton and George Price, prisoners in the Plymouth jail, 28 December 1775Resolution ordering committee for purchasing saltpeter to deliver it to Richard Devens, 28 December 1775Recommendation to towns to promote the manufacture of saltpeter, 28 December 1775Resolution to approve payment to Committee for the Poor of Boston to assist those at Shirley Point, 28 December 1775Resolution ordering the Milton committee to deliver Thomas Hutchinson’s furniture to Mrs. Deborah Cushing, 29 December 1775Resolution concerning payment of military companies at Braintree, Weymouth, and Hingham, 30 December 1775Resolution approving a new levy of men for the seacoast forces, 30 December 1775Resolution to have copies made of military rolls for use of the treasurer, 3 January 1776Approval of mittimus of Moses Wayman and Samuel Webb to Plymouth jail, 3 January 1776Message to House concerning the guarding of Hull and other towns, 4 January 1776Resolution to supply the Continental Army with 4,000 blankets, 5 January 1776Resolution concerning mittimus of sixteen named men to Worcester jail, 5 January 1776Order to Plymouth jail to release James Middleton, 6 January 1776Resolution directing the Receiver General to pay £8,000 to the committee for fitting out vessels for importing powder, 6 January 1776Resolution ordering Frenchman’s Bay committee to deliver clothing to Neal Mclntyre or to Charles Chauncy in Mclntyre’s behalf, 10 January 1776Resolution to allow the accounts of the treasurer of Barnstable county, 15 January 1776Order to Worcester jail to release Thomas Mullin, 17 January 1776Order that blankets collected in Hampshire and Berkshire counties be retained there for use by troops going northward, 19 January 1776Resolution requesting accounts from towns of powder, lead, and flints supplied to the Continental Army, 19 January 1776Resolution ordering commissioners designated to erect a powder mill to do so at Stoughton, 19 January 1776Resolution for raising 728 officers and men in Hampshire and Berkshire counties to go to Canada, 19 January 1776Resolution to approve choice of field officers for regiment going to Canada, 19 January 1776Resolution approving appointment of a committee to call in misprinted bills of credit, 24 January 1776Resolution approving an order that bills of credit be delivered to the committee appointed to sign them and that it in turn deliver them to the treasurer, 24 January 1776
II. Report of a Committee on Fitting Out Armed Vessels, 11 January 1776III. Report of a Committee on a Letter From George Washington, 13 January 1776IV. A Proclamation by the General Court, 19 January 1776
Samuel Hopkins to Thomas Cushing, 29 December 1775Robert Treat Paine to Joseph Palmer, 1 January 1776From Josiah Quincy, 2 January 1776To William Cooper, 4 January 1776To George Washington, 6 January 1776From George Washington, 7 January 1776To Mercy Otis Warren, 8 January 1776From Samuel Chase, 12 January 1776From Samuel Adams, 15 January 1776From Jason Haven, 15 January 1776From George Washington, 15 January 1776From Samuel Gelston, 19 January 1776Perez Morton to John Adams, with a Resolution Appointing Massachusetts Delegates to the Continental CongressFrom Jeduthun Baldwin, 21 January 1776From William Heath, 22 January 1776From Lemuel Hayward, 23 January 1776From Humanity, 23 January 1776From Joseph Palmer, 23 January 1776From William Judd, 24 January 1776James Warren to John Adams, with Letter from Robert Treat Paine to James Warren