Braintree Letters for the years 1774 thru 1788

37 Letters written from the place Braintree to 4 people including John Adams, and Abigail Adams. Most letters from Braintree were written in the year 1775. Several other letters were written in 1783 and 1774.

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  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 19 August 1774

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The great anxiety I feel for my country, for you, and for our family, renders the day tedious, and the night unpleasant.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 2 September 1774

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... great commotions have arisen in consequence of a discovery of a traitorous plot of Colonel Brattle's

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 14 September 1774

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The Governor is making all kinds of warlike preparations, such as mounting cannon upon Beacon Hill, digging intrenchments upon the Neck...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 16 September 1774

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I dined to-day at Colonel Quincy's.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 16 October 1774

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The whole collected stock of ten weeks absence knows not how to brook any longer restraint, but will break forth and flow through my pen.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 4 May 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Things remain in much the same situation here, that they were when you went away. There has been no descent upon the seacoast.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 7 May 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Great events are most certainly in the womb of futurity ; and, if the present chastisements which we experience have a proper influence upon our conduct, the event will certainly be in our favor.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 24 May 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Three sloops and one cutter had come out and dropped anchor just below Great Hill. It was difficult to tell their designs...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 25 June 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... MY father has been more afflicted by the destruction of Charlestown than by any thing which has hereto fore taken place.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 5 July 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I HAVE received a good deal of paper from you. I wish it had been more covered ; the writing is very scant, yet I must not grumble.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 16 July 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The appointment of the generals Washington and Lee gives universal satisfaction.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 25 July 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Our army is restless, and wish to be doing something to rid themselves and the land of the vermin and locusts which infest it.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 31 July 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... No one can tell the secret designs of such fellows, whom no oath binds. He may be sent with assassinating designs.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 21 October 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... By a man, one Haskins, who came out the day before yesterday, I learn, that there are but about twenty-five hundred soldiers in town.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 22 October 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... She swallowed a few drops, gasped, and fell back upon her pillow, opening her eyes with a look that pierced my heart...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 12 November 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I could not join to-day, in the petitions of our worthy pastor, for a reconciliation between our no longer parent state, but tyrant state, and these colonies.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 27 November 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... He damped my spirits greatly by telling me, that the Court had prolonged your stay another month.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 10 December 1775

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I was very politely entertained, and noticed by the generals ; more especially General Lee, who was very urgent with me to tarry in town...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 2 March 1776

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... a most ridiculous story had been industriously propagated in this and the neighbouring towns to injure the cause and blast your reputation...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 7 April 1776

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The removal of the army seems to have stopped the current of news. I want to know to what part of America they are now wandering.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 7 May 1776

    I cannot say that I think you are very generous to the ladies; for, whilst you are proclaiming peace and good-will to men, emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over wives.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 29 September 1776

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... We seem to be kept in total ignorance of affairs at York. I hope you at Congress are more enlightened.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 28 January 1781

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I have the pleasure to inform you, that a repeal of the obnoxious tender act has passed the House and Senate.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 25 May 1781

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... IN this beautiful month, when Nature wears her gayest garb, and animal and vegetable life is diffused on every side...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 9 December 1781

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I HEAR the Alliance is again going to France, with the Marquis de la Fayette and the Count de Noailles.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 25 October 1782

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Do you not recollect, that eighteen years have run their circuit since we pledged our mutual faith to each other...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 13 November 1782

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I HAVE lived to see the close of the third year of our separation. This is a melancholy anniversary to me...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 23 December 1782

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The fleet of our allies expects to sail daily, but where destined we know not.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 28 April 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Not a vessel from any port in this State has sailed since January, by which I could directly convey you a line...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 20 June 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Our House of Representatives is this year composed of more than a hundred new members, some of whom, no doubt, are good men.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 19 November 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... Congress have not appointed any person yet to the Court of Britain. There are many who wish for that place.

  • letter to John Quincy Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 20 November 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to son John Quincy Adams... one letter only ever reached me after you arrived in Russia. Your excuses, however, have weight and are accepted...

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 18 December 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... I RETURNED last evening from Boston, where I went at the kind invitation of my uncle and aunt, to celebrate our annual festival.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 26 December 1783

    Abigail Adams letter to John Adams... The account of your northern journey, and your observation upon the Russian government, would do credit to an older pen.

  • letter to John Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 30 June 1787

    John Quincy Adams letter to father... On the 2Oth of the present month I concluded my collegiate course and returned here

  • letter to Jeremy Belknap.

    Braintree, MA - 6 August 1787

    John Quincy Adams letter to Jeremy Belknap... I wish equally to avoid giving any just ground for a charge of presumption or of obstinacy

  • John Adams letter to Abigail Adams.

    Braintree, MA - 2 December 1788

    My love to our children, and respects and regards wherever you please. Don t be uneasy on account of your family here, nor in haste to come home before a good opportunity presents.