John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: Address Before the Webster Historical Society, at Its Annual Meeting in Boston, Jan, 18, 1884 Mellen Chamberlain

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John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: Address Before the Webster Historical Society, at Its Annual Meeting in Boston, Jan, 18, 1884  by  Mellen Chamberlain

John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: Address Before the Webster Historical Society, at Its Annual Meeting in Boston, Jan, 18, 1884 by Mellen Chamberlain
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Excerpt from John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: Address Before the Webster Historical Society, at Its Annual Meeting in Boston, Jan, 18, 1884Of the Congress of 1774, Edward Rutledge and John Jay were younger than John Adams- butMoreExcerpt from John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: Address Before the Webster Historical Society, at Its Annual Meeting in Boston, Jan, 18, 1884Of the Congress of 1774, Edward Rutledge and John Jay were younger than John Adams- but the greater part of the delegates were of an age which brings disequalifications for parliamentary leadership.

John Adams was thirty-nine years old, and in the prime of his great powers. Peculiarities of temper, which in later years impaired his influence, at this time were a help rather than a hindrance. It must also be counted as his good fortune that he came from Massachusetts Bay- for though that colony was regarded with distrust and dislike by the middle and southern colonies, there were facts in her history, as well as something in the character of her people, which gave potency to her voice in the national councils, and weight to John Adams as her leading representative.Under such circumstances John Adams entered Congress, which he attended through the sessions of four years.

During this period of revolution, which was also the period of necessary constitutional reconstruction, he rendered services such as no other statesman rendered, and more widely, more profoundly, and-unless present indications prove fallacious-more permanently impressed the political institutions of the country than an other man who has ever lived in it- and by reason of these services he became entitled to rank as the pre-eminent statesman of the Revolution.My object in this paper is to show by what endowments, by what acquisitions, and by what use of his powers, can be justly claimed for John Adams the first place among such statesmen as Samuel Adams, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and even Benjamin Franklin.There were no congressional reporters in those days.

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