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I wish you would ever write me a Letter half as long as I write you; and tell me if you may where your Fleet are gone? What sort of Defence Virginia can make against our common Enemy? Whether it is so situated as to make an able Defence? Are not the Gentery Lords and the common people vassals, are they not like the uncivilized Natives Brittain represents us to be?
She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States , and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States , although these titles were not used at the time. She and Barbara Bush are the only two women to be married to one U.
Adams's life is one of the most documented of the First Ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , during the Continental Congresses.
John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics.
Her letters also serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front. Through her mother she was a cousin of Dorothy Quincy , who was married to John Hancock. Adams was also the great-granddaughter of John Norton, founding pastor of Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts , the only remaining 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in Massachusetts.
Smith married Elizabeth Quincy in , and together they had four children, including three daughters: one born in , Abigail born in and another born in Their only son, born in ,  died of alcoholism in Smith did not focus his preaching on predestination or original sin ; instead he emphasized the importance of reason and morality.
In , at age 77, Smith died. Abigail did not receive formal schooling; she was frequently sick as a child, something which may have been a factor preventing her from receiving an education. Abigail Smith first met John Adams when she was 15 years old in John accompanied his friend Richard Cranch to the Smith household. Cranch was engaged to Abigail's older sister, Mary Smith, and they would be the parents of federal judge William Cranch.
Adams reported finding the Smith sisters neither "fond, nor frank, nor candid. Although Adams' father approved of the match, her mother was appalled that her daughter would marry a country lawyer whose manner still reeked of the farm, but eventually she gave in.
The couple married on October 25, , in the Smiths' home in Weymouth. Smith, Abigail's father, presided over the marriage of John Adams and his daughter. The couple welcomed their first child nine months into their marriage. Her childrearing style included relentless and continual reminders of what the children owed to virtue and the Adams tradition. Letters exchanged throughout John's political obligations indicate his trust in Abigail's knowledge was sincere. Like her husband, Abigail often quoted literature in her letters.
Historian David McCullough claims that she did so "more readily" than her husband. Their correspondence illuminated their mutual emotional and intellectual respect. John often excused himself to Abigail for his "vanity,"  exposing his need for her approval. He moved the family to Boston in April , renting a clapboard house on Brattle Street that was known locally as the "White House. John's growing law practice required changes for the family. In , he moved Abigail and the children to Braintree, but he kept his office in Boston, hoping the time away from his family would allow him to focus on his work.
Nevertheless, after some time in the capital, he became disenchanted with the rural and "vulgar" Braintree as a home for his family. In August , therefore, Adams moved his family back to Boston.
He purchased a large brick house on Queen Street, not far from his office. Abigail also took responsibility for the family's financial matters, including investments. Investments made through her uncle Cotton Tufts in debt instruments issued to finance the Revolutionary War were rewarded after Alexander Hamilton's First Report on the Public Credit endorsed full federal payment at face value to holders of government securities. In , she and her daughter Nabby joined her husband and her eldest son, John Quincy, at her husband's diplomatic post in Paris.
Abigail had dreaded the thought of the long sea voyage, but in fact found the journey interesting. At first she found life in Paris difficult, and was rather overwhelmed by the novel experience of running a large house with a retinue of servants. However, as the months passed she began to enjoy herself: she made numerous friends, discovered a fondness for the theatre and opera, and was fascinated by Parisian women's fashions, although she ruefully admitted that she "would never be in the mode".
After , she filled the role of wife of the first U. In contrast to Paris, Abigail disliked London , where she had few friends and was in general cold-shouldered by polite society. One pleasant experience was her temporary guardianship of Thomas Jefferson's young daughter Mary Polly , for whom Abigail came to feel a deep and lifelong love.
She and John returned in to their home in Quincy, Peacefield also known as the " Old House " , which she set about vigorously enlarging and remodeling. It still stands and is open to the public as part of Adams National Historical Park. She took an active role in politics and policy, unlike the quiet presence of Martha Washington.
She was so politically active, her political opponents came to refer to her as "Mrs. Adams brought the children of brother William Smith, her brother-in-law John Shaw, and her son Charles to live in the President's House during her husband's presidency because the children's respective fathers all struggled with alcoholism.
Charles' daughter, Suzannah, was just 3 years old in when Adams brought her to live in the President's House in Philadelphia days before Charles' death. With the relocation of the capital to Washington, D. She found the unfinished mansion in Washington "habitable" and the location "beautiful"; but she complained that, despite the thick woods nearby, she could find no one willing to chop and haul firewood for the First Family.
Abigail did use the East Room of the White House to hang up the laundry. After John's defeat in his presidential re-election campaign, the family retired to Peacefield in Quincy in Abigail followed her son's political career earnestly, as her letters to her contemporaries show.
In later years, she renewed correspondence with Thomas Jefferson , having reached out to him upon the death of his daughter Maria Jefferson Eppes Polly , whom Abigail had cared for and come to love when Polly was a small child in London, even though Jefferson's political opposition to her husband had hurt her deeply.
Adams' daughter, Nabby, died of breast cancer in ,  having endured three years of severe pain. Adams died in her home on October 28, ,  of typhoid fever. She is buried beside her husband and near their son John Quincy in a crypt located in the United First Parish Church also known as the "Church of the Presidents" in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was 73 years old, exactly two weeks shy of her 74th birthday.
Her last words were, "Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go. And John, it will not be long. Biographer Lynne Withey argues for her conservatism because she: "feared revolution; she valued stability, believed that family and religion were the essential props of social order, and considered inequality a social necessity.
Abigail Adams wrote about the troubles and concerns she had as an 18th-century woman  and she was an advocate of married women's property rights , more opportunities for women, particularly in the field of education.
Women, she believed, should not submit to laws not made in their interest, nor should they be content with the simple role of being companions to their husbands. They should educate themselves and thus be recognized for their intellectual capabilities, so they could guide and influence the lives of their children and husbands. She is known for her March letter to John and the Continental Congress , requesting that they, "remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
John declined Abigail's "extraordinary code of laws," but acknowledged to Abigail, "We have only the name of masters, and rather than give up this, which would completely subject us to the despotism of the petticoat , I hope General Washington and all our brave heroes would fight.
Adams believed that slavery was evil and a threat to the American democratic experiment. A letter written by her on March 31, , explained that she doubted most of the Virginians had such "passion for Liberty" as they claimed they did, since they "deprive[d] their fellow Creatures" of freedom.
A notable incident regarding this happened in Philadelphia in , when a free black youth came to her house asking to be taught how to write. Subsequently, she placed the boy in a local evening school, though not without objections from a neighbor. Adams responded that he was "a Freeman as much as any of the young Men and merely because his Face is Black, is he to be denied instruction? How is he to be qualified to procure a livelihood? I have not thought it any disgrace to my self to take him into my parlor and teach him both to read and write.
Adams was an active member of First Parish Church in Quincy, which became Unitarian in doctrine by In a letter to her son near the end of her life, dated May 5, , she wrote of her religious beliefs:. I acknowledge myself a unitarian — Believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father There is not any reasoning which can convince me, contrary to my senses, that three is one, and one three.
She also asked Louisa Adams in a letter dated January 3, , "When will Mankind be convinced that true Religion is from the Heart, between Man and his creator, and not the imposition of Man or creeds and tests?
Historian Joseph Ellis has found that the 1, letters between John and Abigail "constituted a treasure trove of unexpected intimacy and candor, more revealing than any other correspondence between a prominent American husband and wife in American history. Ellis argues that Abigail was the more resilient and more emotionally balanced of the two, and calls her one of the most extraordinary women in American history. At that time she was minding the children of Dr.
Joseph Warren , president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress , who was killed in the battle. An Adams Memorial has been proposed in Washington, D.
One of the subpeaks of New Hampshire 's Mount Adams whose main peak is named for her husband is named in her honor. Passages from Adams' letters to her husband figured prominently in songs from the Broadway musical Linney enjoyed portraying Adams, saying that "she is a woman of both passion and principle. Adams is a featured figure on Judy Chicago 's installation piece The Dinner Party , being represented as one of the names on the Heritage Floor. The Abigail Adams coin was released on June 19, , and sold out in just hours.
She is pictured on the back of the coin writing her most famous letter to John Adams. In February Coin World reported that some Abigail Adams medals were struck using the reverse from the Louisa Adams medal, apparently by mistake. Mint has not released an estimate of how many mules were made.
Mule Reverse bronze medal , portraying Louisa Adams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Abigail Adams, see Abigail Adams disambiguation. John Adams. This section does not cite any sources.
Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies" letter A reproduction of the handwritten letter is available here. I wish you would ever write me a Letter half as long as I write you; and tell me if you may where your Fleet are gone? What sort of Defence Virginia can make against our common Enemy? Whether it is so situated as to make an able Defence? Are not the Gentery Lords and the common people vassals, are they not like the uncivilized Natives Brittain represents us to be? I hope their Riffel Men who have shewen themselves very savage and even Blood thirsty; are not a specimen of the Generality of the people.
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And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. Nearly years before the House of Representatives voted to pass the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Adams letter was a private first step in the fight for equal rights for women. Abigail bore six children, of whom five survived.
Read the letter carefuliy. Abigail Adams displays her rhetorical skills in a letter written to her son, John Quincy Adams. Abigail Adams Mass.
It is interesting to note that sixteen letters, written by Abigail Smith Adams to her sister, Mary Smith Cranch, were included in the large, if strictly edited, collection of Abigail Adams letters which were published iri by her grandson, Charles Francis Adams About the Author: Abigail Adams was the first woman in American history to be both the wife and mother of a President. Similarly, in , Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, in an attempt to convince him to accompany his father for a trip to France. Abigail and John Adams wrote over 1, letters during their courtship and marriage, between the years of , when they experienced lengthy separations from each other. On independence and the rights of women.
She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States , and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States , although these titles were not used at the time.
И тут в его памяти зазвучал голос одного из преподавателей Корпуса морской пехоты, подсказавший ему, что делать. Применив силу, говорил этот голос, ты столкнешься с сопротивлением. Но заставь противника думать так, как выгодно тебе, и у тебя вместо врага появится союзник. - Сьюзан, - услышал он собственный голос, - Стратмор - убийца.
И все внимательно смотрели на. У всех сегодня красно-бело-синие прически. Беккер потянулся и дернул шнурок вызова водителя. Пора было отсюда вылезать. Дернул .
Abigail Adams to John Adams. March 31, “ I long to hear that you have declared an independency -- and by the way in the new Code of. Laws which I.
Мидж продолжала читать. Мгновение спустя она удовлетворенно вскрикнула: - Я так и знала. Он это сделал. Идиот! - Она замахала бумагой. - Он обошел Сквозь строй. Посмотри. Бринкерхофф растерянно постоял минутку, затем подбежал к окну и встал рядом с Мидж.
Ну давай же, - пробормотала. - У тебя было много времени. Сьюзан положила руку на мышку и вывела окно состояния Следопыта. Сколько времени он уже занят поиском. Открылось окно - такие же цифровые часы, как на ТРАНСТЕКСТЕ, которые должны были показывать часы и минуты работы Следопыта. Однако вместо этого Сьюзан увидела нечто совершенно иное, от чего кровь застыла в жилах.
Джабба ее не слушал, остервенело нажимая на кнопки. - Осторожно! - сказала Соши. - Нам нужны точные цифры. - Звездочка, - повторила Сьюзан, - это сноска. Соши прокрутила текст до конца раздела и побелела.
А потом вы отдали кольцо какой-то девушке. - Я же говорила. От этого кольца мне было не по. На девушке было много украшений, и я подумала, что ей это кольцо понравится. - А она не увидела в этом ничего странного.
Вспомнив всю услышанную от шефа ложь, она похолодела и посмотрела на него, в глазах ее мелькнуло подозрение. - Это вы убили Танкадо. Стратмор вздрогнул и замотал головой: - Конечно.
Таблица умножения, - сказал Беккер. При чем здесь таблица умножения? - подумала Сьюзан. - Что он хочет этим сказать. - Четыре на шестнадцать, - повторил профессор. - Лично я проходил это в четвертом классе.
Но Хейл продолжал приближаться. Когда он был уже почти рядом, Сьюзан поняла, что должна действовать. Хейл находился всего в метре от нее, когда она встала и преградила ему дорогу. Его массивная фигура буквально нависла над ней, запах одеколона ударил в ноздри. - Я сказала .