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Friday, June 17, 2011

Rare Abigail Adams Letter Found In Desk

Here & Now Guest:

  • Margaret Hogan, Adams Papers Managing Editor at the Massachusetts Historical Society

A rare, previously unknown letter from America’s second First Lady Abigail Adams has turned up.

The letter was written in 1788 as Abigail Adams was getting ready to sail home from her husband John Adams’ ambassadorship in London. He would soon be elected the country’s first vice president.

The first page of Abigail Adams' letter (Courtesy MHS)

The first page of Abigail Adams' letter (Courtesy MHS)


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