By Phyllis Lee Levin
Wife of 1 president and mom of one other, Abigail Adams used to be a unprecedented lady residing at a rare time in American historical past. A tireless letter author and diarist, her penetrating and sometimes caustic impressions of many of the significant individuals of her day—including Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and King George III, between others—provide the best first-hand debts of the yankee Revolution. This biography, researched and written over a fourteen-year interval, is an engaging portrait of a super girl on the heart of the founding of the yank republic.
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The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. You may not make this e-book publicly available in any way. Copyright infringement is against the law. com/piracy. Contents Title Page Copyright Notice Dedication Epigraph Family Trees Preface PART ONE 1. In Youth the Mind Is Like a Tender Twig 2. Mountains Arise to Hinder Me 3. An “Eaqual” Share of Curiosity 4. The Die Is Cast 5. Ten Thousand Difficulties 6. To Rob Me of All My Happiness 7. A Call So Honorable 8.
Suddenly five were dead, six more wounded. ”9 John missed the initial physical conflict, but he did not misinterpret its threat. He rushed home to Abigail, apprehensive about her state. ”10 By morning, the involvement of the British was no longer a matter of rumor. ” John won the case with the assistance of Abigail’s cousin, Josiah Quincy, on the basis of doubt as to whether Preston had given orders to kill. ”11 On June 6, 1770, when John was elected a representative to the General Court from Boston, he once again had to face the fact that to serve in public office would entail sacrifice of personal ambition and fortune.
7 * * * The British dominion now reached from sea to sea. England had won Canada, Florida, Louisiana as far west as the Mississippi, and islands in the West Indies. It also owned Acadia, Cape Breton and its dependent islands, and fisheries in which France would retain some share. Louisiana west of the Mississippi, and the island of New Orleans were ceded to Spain by France. 8 Unfortunately, England’s bills were also without end. The national debt in 1764 rose to £140,000,000; to maintain 10,000 troops in America cost more than £300,000 per year.
Abigail Adams. A Biography by Phyllis Lee Levin