The Era of the American Revolution: Studies Inscribed to Evarts Boutell Greene

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Abbott, W. C., quoted, 287
Absolutist governments, America a threat to, 332
Acadia, 142, 147
Accomac ( Va.), writs of assistance issued at, 67, 71
Acts of Trade, 76, 216; effects on thirteen colonies, 3-39; see also Navigation Acts
Adams, Abigail, quoted, 130
Adams, John, 98, 307, 309; notes on Otis's speech, 43; quoted, 101, 332, 334; on Eliphalet Dyer, 298, 299; Dissertation on the Feudal and the Canon Law, 334; believed British Empire crumbling, 345; Massachusetts constitution of 1780 primarily the work of, 353
Adams, Samuel, 98, as advocate of price regulation, 106; letter from Eliphalet Dyer, 300 f.; Dyer urges coöperation to make New London base for the Continental Navy, 301; holder of Federal securities, 390n
Administration, centralized, attempts at, 173-75; in western country, 193-95
Africa, colonial trade with, 10
Agrarian disturbances, 279
Agriculture, condition in Massachusetts, 354, 357
Aix-la-Chapelle, Peace of, 157, 158 f., 160
Alamance, battle of the, 252
Albany ( N.Y.), freemanship in, 82n; assize of bread, 84n; price regulation at, 93: committee of correspondence, 103, 133, punishment of profiteers, 128; Sons of Liberty, 271, 276, 280
Albany, County ( N.Y.), assizes, 125 f.
Albany plan of 1754, 174
Albemarle, William, Earl of, governor of Virginia, 230
Alleghenies, territory west of, see Reservation, Indian
Allen, William, chief justice, 59 ff., 63
Allicocke, Joseph, leader of the Sons of Liberty, 273 f., 275, 277, 287
Alsop, John, 288
Amazon River, 142
Amelot de Chaillou, Jean-Jacques, French foreign minister, 156
America, and the Irish revolutionary movement, 332-48
American balance of power and European diplomacy, 140-69
American colonies, England's desire for gain from, 30 f.; newspapers, 305-31
American Revolution, writs of assistance as a cause of, 40-75; and balance of colonial power, 162-69; formulation of French attitude toward, 162; Vergennes's policy toward, 164 ff.; cause of success of, 169; standing army one cause of, 170; relation of Sons of Liberty to, 269 ff.; conflict of motivating forces, 278; Connecticut men of wealth and influence in, 290
Americans, prod sympathizers in Ireland, 336, toasted in Ireland, 336
Ames, Fisher, 351
Amherst, Sir Jeffrey, 177; governor of Virginia, 230, 231; declines to reside in Virginia as governor, 238
Ammunition, exported from Ireland to America, 341
Anderson, John, Constitutional Gazette, 320
Anglo-French entente, 147
Anglo-Spanish declaration ( 1732), 146, 149 f.
Anglo-Spanish treaty ( 1750), 159
Anjou, Duc d', see Philip V
Annapolis convention, 122; commercial regulation, 371, 372, 373-75
Appleton, Nathaniel, administration of Federal Loan Office during fiscal crisis of 1786, 375-77


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