Who Is Abigail Adams Letter To Her Husband

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Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President and second President on the United States. Abigail Adams was also the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. She is now designated the first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States. Abigail’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 Congress. John and Abigail are third cousins and had known each other since they were children, they began to exchange letters during their courtship in 1762 and continued to throughout John’s political career which ended in 1801.The Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, the letters …show more content…

The letter was written on May, 16 1789, her tone in this letter is worried. There is no longer any teasing in her words, although, Abigail still is somewhat warm and affectionate to her husband. Abigail addresses John as “My dearest Friend”. Abigail goes on to express a lot of confusion over unanswered questions and instructions. John has just been elected vice president to George Washington and has asked Abigail to make the move to New York to be with him. John has been so busy that he can’t reply quickly enough to her letters to give her all the information she needs to move. She tries to have John’s brother help her figure out the affairs. Having John’s brother there to help her gave Abigail the strength to prepare for the move. In the letter Abigail also mentions “I do not like to sleep alone I am so subject to have those Nervous affections, that I am sometimes alarmed with them. With respect to a House. I rather wish you to take one before I come on.” This shows longing to share a bed with her husband and the need to find a house before she gets there. At the end of the letter Abigail mentions a few friends who she has recently visited with and tells John “All Friends desire to be remembered to you.” This shows that Abigail has good friends by her side, enough to mention in a letter to her very busy

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