"I have a great Deal of Leisure, which I chiefly employ in Scribbling, that my Mind may not stand still or run back like my Fortune."
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"John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters
, beginning during their courtship in 1762 and continuing throughout John's political career. These warm and informative letters include John's descriptions of the Continental Congress and his impressions of Europe while he served in various diplomatic roles, as well as Abigail's updates about their family, farm, and news of the Revolution's impact on the Boston area." The Adams Electronic Archive has transcripts [example
] as well as high-resolution scans [example
] of the letters. You may be familiar with some snippets of their correspondence from the movie musical "1776" ("Til Then"
and "Yours, Yours, Yours"
scenes on YouTube).
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