A Poignant Look at the View of the American Struggle for Independence

from the Wife of one of our Greatest Revolutionary Patriots, John Adams.
The ultimate of first lady letters

Abigail Adams

(1744-1818)

Wife of President John Adams. Mother of President John Quincy Adams

(Braintree, May 2, 1775) To Mrs. Mercy Warren

Abigail Adams holds distinctive position in American history as the only woman to have been wife and mother of Presidents. She was, in addition to that, one of the most brilliant people of the time in which she lived. This letter written from Braintree, Massachusetts on May 2, 1775 expresses her anxiety over the coming struggle for independence.