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Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) to Clement Cotterell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05343 Author/Creator: Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) Place Written: [London, England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa February 1788 Pagination: 1 p. ; 12.3 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Requests Cotterell inform her whether or not she has an appointment at court that day with King George III and the Queen. She and John Adams were requesting their leave of the court as he had been called back to America. Undated, date inferred from events.

Background Information: From 1785 to 1788 John Adams was minister to the Court of St. James's and returned to America to be elected Vice President under George Washington.

People: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818
Cotterell, Clement, fl. 1788
Adams, John, 1735-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Women's HistoryWoman AuthorFirst LadyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsDiplomacyPresidentVice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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