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My Dearest Friend

Letters of Abigail and John Adams


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My Dearest Friend by Abigail Adams
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This book is the personal history of endearment, self-sacrifice and honest toil of the 2nd USA President and the 2nd First Lady of The United States of America. Their correspondence is the unique insight of the life of an exemplary couple that helped forged a fledgling nation built on christian principles and strong judicious foundations. This book is also a treasure, one to be honoured and passed down from every generation to generation.


In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as president of the nation he helped create. The letters that span these nearly forty years form the most significant correspondence-and reveal one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships-in American history. As a pivotal player in the American Revolution and the early republic, John had a front-row seat at critical moments in the creation of the United States, from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to negotiating peace with Great Britain to serving as the first vice president and second president under the U.S. Constitution. Separated more often than they were together during this founding era, John and Abigail shared their lives through letters that each addressed to "My Dearest Friend," debating ideas and commenting on current events while attending to the concerns of raising their children (including a future president). Full of keen observations and articulate commentary on world events, these letters are also remarkably intimate. This new collection-including some letters never before published-invites readers to experience the founding of a nation and the partnership of two strong individuals, in their own words. This is history at its most authentic and most engaging.

Author Biography

Margaret A. Hogan is an independent scholar and former editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. C. James Taylor is former Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Release date Australia
November 2nd, 2010
Edited by C.James Taylor Edited by Margaret A. Hogan Foreword by Joseph J. Ellis
Country of Publication
United States
19 color illustrations, 9 halftones
The Belknap Press
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