However, he didn't know that Jefferson had died a few hours earlier. After his presidency, Adams lived quietly with Abigail on their family farm in Quincy, where he continued to write and to correspond with his friend Thomas Jefferson. After leaving Harvard, Adams worked as a teacher but decided instead to take up the law.
When Lord Howe stated he could only view the American delegates as British subjects, Adams replied, "Your lordship may consider me in what light you please, This time they were able to meet and come to an agreement that allowed the U.
Five children followed in the next eight years, although one, Susanna, died in infancy. In Januaryafter recovering, Adams arrived at The Hague to demand that the States General of the Netherlands answer his petitions.
He graduated from Harvard in and began practicing law in Boston soon afterward. He also spoke in December before the governor and council, pronouncing the Stamp Act invalid in the absence of Massachusetts representation at Parliament.
There were provisions for what constituted French territory.
Adams wrote in the Gazette that these measures would destroy judicial independence and place the colonial government in closer subjugation to the Crown. Adams was soon serving on as many as 90 committees in the fledgling government, more than any other Congressman, and inhe became head of the Board of War and Ordinance, which oversaw the Continental army.
At that time, whoever received the most votes became president, and whoever came in second became Vice President. All discussion on the matter ended with his father's command that he remain in school: "You shall comply with my desires.
Diplomatic Efforts In during the early days of the war for independence, Adams served as a diplomat to France alongside Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee but found himself out of place.