Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) to Richard Rush
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02515
Author/Creator: Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)
Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 5 December 1816
Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.6 x 19.2 cm.
Summary of Content: A friendly letter of introduction, revealing the intimacy between the Adams and Rush families. Adams was introducing Reverend Coleman, who was going to Washington to carry the presidential electoral votes from Massachusetts and to vacation as well. She believes they will get along well. Quotes William Cowper to describe him. Writes that her husband’s hands hurt from the cold and from previous letter writing and that he sends his greetings. In GLC02852, John Adams uses ”Colman” instead of ”Coleman.”
People: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818., Rush, Richard, 1780-1859., Cowper, William, 1731-1800., Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Keywords/Subjects: First Lady;, Election;, Women’s History;, Woman Author;, Women of the Founding Era;, President, Letter of Introduction or Recommendation;, Government and Civics;, Travel;, Washington, D.C.;, Literature and Language Arts;, Health and Medical;
Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & MadisonOrder Image