John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 1 (Life of the Author) 
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, by his Grandson Charles Francis Adams (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). 10 volumes. Vol. 1.
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A 10 volume collection of Adams’ most important writings, letters, and state papers, edited by his grandson. Vol. 1 contains a life of Adams by his grandson.
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- The Life of John Adams.
- Preliminary. Respecting the Family of Adams.
- Chapter I.: Education of Mr. Adams—school At Worcester—choice of a Profession.
- Chapter II.: Study and Practice of the Law Until March, 1770.
- Chapter III.: The Boston Massacre—defence of the Soldiers—relations to the Patriots Down to June, 1774.
- Chapter IV.: Entrance Into Public Life—the Congress of 1774—services From That Time Until the Declaration of Independence.
- Chapter V.: Conference With Lord Howe—origin of Parties—foreign and Domestic Policy—services In Congress, From July, 1776, Until November, 1777.
- Chapter VI.: Commission to France—services In Forming a Constitution For Massachusetts—commission to Negotiate Treaties With Great Britain—the Mediation of Russia and Austria—negotiations In Holland.
- Chapter VII.: The Negotiation and Signature of the Treaty of Peace With Great Britain.
- Chapter VIII.: Illness In Europe—commercial Treaties—mission to the Court of Great Britain.
- Chapter IX.: Organization of the New Government—election and Services As Vice-president of the United States.
- Chapter X.: The Presidency.
- Chapter XI.: Retirement From Public Life—occupations—relations With Jefferson—death.
- To Samuel Quincy.
- B.: (page 320.) Extract From the Boston Patriot, 15 May, 1811.
- C.: (page 377.) From the Boston Patriot, 23 October, 1811.
- D.: (page 393.) From the Boston Patriot, 21 August, 1811.
- E.: (page 394.) Extracts From the “moniteur Universel.” No. 358. Dimanche, DÉcembre 23, 1792.
- F.: (page 398.)
- G.: (page 523.)