Writings and Papers of the Founders

John Adams & Family

Abigail Adams Letters
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007156093

John Adams Family Papers
http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/archive/

John Adams Letters to Abigail
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365217

John Adams Papers and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/adamspap.asp

John Adams Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3791&Itemid=28

John Quincy Adams Diaries
http://www.masshist.org/jqadiaries/

John Quincy Adams Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000405801

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365581

Fisher Ames

Fisher Ames Works
http://archive.org/details/worksfisherames00amesrich

Elias Boudinot

Elias Boudinot Life, Public Services, and Speeches
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000361838

Charles Carroll

Charles Carroll of Carrollton Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/lifecharlescarr02rowlgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/lifecharlescarr03rowlgoog

DeWitt Clinton

DeWitt Clinton Memoir
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001262510

George Clinton

George Clinton Papers
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007667599

John Dickinson

John Dickinson Political Writings
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#def

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography
http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/

Benjamin Franklin Memoirs and Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008585967

Benjamin Franklin Papers
http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/

Benjamin Franklin Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000327292

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry Life
Vol. I
http://archive.org/details/lifeelbridgeger01austgoog
Vol. II
http://archive.org/details/lifeelbridgeger03austgoog

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010026393

Alexander Hamilton Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=201&Itemid=28

John Hancock

John Hancock: His Book
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365760

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008730250

Patrick Henry Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/patrickhenrylif00henrgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/pathenrylife02henrrich
Vol. III
http://www.archive.org/details/patrickhenrylif01henrgoog

John Jay

John Jay Correspondence and Public Papers
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3797&Itemid=28

John Jay Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000366207

John Jay Papers
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365332

Thomas Jefferson Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/

Thomas Jefferson Works
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=3777&Itemid=28

Thomas Jefferson Works and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/jeffpap.asp

Thomas Jefferson Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006664320

James Kent

James Kent Memoirs
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001624761

James Kent Commentaries on American Law
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008593272

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee Letters
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365830

Richard Henry Lee Memoir
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000643274

James Madison

James Madison Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and Addresses
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/madispap.asp

James Madison Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/madison_papers/

James Madison Writings
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Ftitle=1933&Itemid=28

John Marshall

John Marshall Letters
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365843

John Marshall Letters to Polly
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000363682

George Mason

George Mason Life
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/lifegeorgemason02rowlgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/lifegeorgemason00rowlgoog

James Monroe

James Monroe Writings
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365848

Gouverneur Morris

Gouverneur Morris Diaries
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=4011&Itemid=28

Gouverneur Morris Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000365873

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine Writings
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=235&Itemid=28

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush Essays
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#qrs

Joseph Story

Joseph Story Commentaries on the Constitution
Vol. I
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc16storgoog
Vol. II
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc20storgoog
Vol. III
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc18storgoog

Joseph Story Letters
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011530086

Charles Thomson

Charles Thomson Life
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000364039

George Washington

George Washington Addresses and Proclamations
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/washpap.asp

George Washington Papers
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html

George Washington Writings (1833)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008981758

George Washington Writings (1908)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000367044

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster Private Correspondence
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000367355

Daniel Webster Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000323542

Daniel Webster Writings and Speechess
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000367341

Noah Webster

Noah Webster Bible
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89088278999

Noah Webster History of the United States
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433012118745

Noah Webster Letters to a Young Gentleman
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009727193

Noah Webster Papers
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004962024

James Wilson

James Wilson Works
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/title/0006.htm

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon Works
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008956076

 

Miscellaneous

Pamphlets on the Constitution
http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fperson=4343&Itemid=28

James Wilson and Thomas McKean Constitution Commentaries
http://www.archive.org/details/commentariesonc00mckegoog

Notes in the Federal Convention of 1787

Notes of Alexander Hamilton
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/const05.asp

Papers of James McHenry on the Federal Convention
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/mchenry.asp

Notes of Robert Yates
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/yates.asp

Notes of Rufus King
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/king.asp

Notes of William Patterson
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patterson.asp

Notes of William Pierce
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/pierce.asp