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The Librarian's Mantra

"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." Thomas Jefferson

John Adams (1735-1826)

JOHN ADAMS of Massachusetts, was a Founding Father of the United States of America. He served as a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses. He was one of the members of the Committee of Five that drew up the Declaration of Independence, a document which he also signed. Adams served as foreign minister to several European powers, including Great Britain, France, Holland, and Spain. He was one of the three American diplomats who negotiated the Treaty of Paris (1783) which officially ended the American Revolutionary War. He was first Vice-President of the United States, as well as its second President.

He left his country an invaluable store of writings, which his fellow countrymen would be wise to peruse.

The Works of John Adams, (10 volumes), edited by Charles Francis Adams, his grandson:


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