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A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law

(1765) Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.” This is an observation of Dr. Tillotson, with relation to the interest of his fellow men in a future and immortal state. But it is of equal truth and importance if applied t
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 39.56K) John Adams

An Address to the Public (Concerning Slavery)

(1789) An address to the public by Benjamin Franklin made in 1789 about slavery.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 2.79K) Benjamin Franklin

Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention - Pierce

(1787) This is a document written by William Pierce. It contains character sketches of the delegates for the First Federal Convention of 1787
Document Type: Supporting Documents (File Size: 27.33K) Roger Sherman Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Franklin Robert Morris George Clymer James Wilson George Read George Washington George Mason James Madison Elbridge Gerry

Four Letters on Interesting Subjects

(1776) A selection of four letters written by Thomas Paine in 1776. Subjects of the letters are: criticism of colonial Tories; unity among the colonies; criticism of the charter granted to William Penn by Charles II; the characteristics of a good constitution.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 50.73K) Thomas Paine

Biography of George Mason

((1725-1792)) Biography of George Mason
Document Type: Biography (File Size: 4.29K) John Adams George Mason

Letter to William Stephens Smith

(1787/11/13) Letter written by Thomas Jefferson on November 13, 1787 to William Stephens Smith, contains the famous line, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 3.60K) Thomas Jefferson

Of the Natural Rights of Individuals

((1790-1791)) Written by James Wilson - this is a series of lectures on the law that he wrote later in his life.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 68.72K) James Wilson

A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

(1779/06/18) Well aware that the opinions and belief of men depend not on their own will, but follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds; that1 Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 4.76K) Thomas Jefferson

The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men

(1776/05) Sermon by John Witherspoon on May 1776. This sermon was preached during the period in which the members were deciding upon American Independence.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 6.95K) John Witherspoon

The Countryman

((1787)) This is series of letters written to a news paper in Connecticut to support the Constitution. The Countryman is a pseudonym used by Roger Sherman
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 20.19K) Roger Sherman

Letters between John and Abigail Adams (1774)

(1774) Collection of letters written between John Adams and his wife Abigail during the year of 1774.
Document Type: Supporting Documents (File Size: 52.82K) John Adams

The Crisis

((1777-1783)) The American Crisis is a pamphlet series by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine, originally published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. Often known as The American Crisis or simply The Crisis, there are sixteen p
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 415.65K) Thomas Paine

Novanglus Essay Number 12

(1775) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 19.53K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 11

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 23.44K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 10

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 19.53K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 9

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 22.46K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 8

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 44.92K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 7

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 46.88K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 6

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 46.88K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 5

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 48.83K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 4

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 30.27K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 3

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 33.45K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 2

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 23.00K) John Adams

Novanglus Essay Number 1

(1774) The Navanglus letters by John Adams. A series of letters published in the Boston Gazette prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. They were written in 1774-1775.
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 16.21K) John Adams

Letter to Samual Adams

(1778/10/05) Letter from Richard Henry Lee to Samual Adams on the topic of Rights written October 5, 1787
Document Type: Founding Father Works (File Size: 2.24K) Richard Henry Lee


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