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My Dearest Friend

Letters of Abigail and John Adams

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674057050

Publication Date: 11/15/2010


528 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 color illustrations, 9 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Foreword by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Introduction
  • Note to the Reader and Acknowledgments
  • Courtship and Marriage
    • “Love Sweetens Life”: October 1762–July 1774
    • “The Decisive Day Is Come”: August 1774–December 1775
  • Independence
    • “We Are Determined to Foment a Rebelion”: January–October 1776
    • “Kind Providence Has Preserved to Me a Life”: January–November 1777
  • The Years Abroad
    • “I Cast My Thoughts Across the Atlantick”: February 1778–April 1782
    • “A Signal Tryumph”: July 1782–March 1788
  • A New Government
    • “The Most Insignificant Office”: December 1788–January 1794
    • “This Whirligig of a World”: February 1794–December 1795
  • The First Couple
    • “I Am Heir Apparent”: January 1796–January 1797
    • “The Chief Majestracy of a Nation”: February 1797–February 1801
  • Epilogue: The Death of Abigail
  • Chronology
  • Index

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