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Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) to unknown

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08917.01 Author/Creator: Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 August 1815 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Sends two letters from John Quincy Adams (not included). Quotes her husband's comments on the situation in France: "One cannot indulge even a sentiment of compassion for the condition of France, where the Armies of all Europe are ravaging and ransoming the country, of which they proclaim Louis the Legitimate Sovereign." Notes hearing that the Treaty of Commerce had been signed on 3 July 1815. Indicates that the information in the letters may be given to the president at the recipients discretion, but also asks that they be returned to her.

People: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, First Lady, President, France, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Treaty, Commerce

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison