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the closest advisor and wife of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She is sometimes considered to have been a Founder of the United States. 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.
 Timeline (6)
10/25/1764-John Adams marries Abigail Adams nee Smith, marriage lasts 54 years
11/12/1775-Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain
03/31/1776-Abigail Adams urges husband, John Adams, to “remember the ladies”
03/07/1777-Five letters pass between Abigail Adams and John Adams
11/01/1800-President John Adams and first lady Abigail Adams move into the newly-completed White House
10/28/1818-Abigail Adams dies of typhoid fever at the age of 73
 Mentions (1)
John Adams [2]
...correspondent, particularly with his wife and key advisor Abigail Adams.
 Quotes (2) • View in Quotations
I hope some future day will bring me the happiness of seeing my family again collected under our own roof, happy in ourselves and blessed in each other.
What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind.
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