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Abigail Adams was a unique women because she had an education andan interest in politics. She learned how to read and write andenjoyed poems most. She was also very resourceful by helping herhusband on difficult problems.Abigail was born on November 11 on the Julian calendar, orNovember 22 on the modern Gregorian calendar.
Abigail had two sistersnamed Mary and Elizabeth or Betsy. She had one brother named Williamor Billy. Abigail’s name was originally Abigail Smith.
Each baby wasbaptized on the first Sabbath of its life and was recorded in theirparish records. Abigail live in a comfortable house. When Abigailwas sixteen, her father added a wing that was bigger than the originalbuilding to make room for the children, servants, and visitors. WhenI say servants it means that they were probably slaves but were calledservants to avoid the dehumanizing effect that the word ‘slave’ canmean. Their house was a sight of luxury in the eyes of the commonfolk in the parish. Though they lived well, the Smiths had nofortune. Abigail’s father often worked with his own hands, plantingcorn and potatoes, gathering hay, sowing barley, or making sure thathis sheep received proper care.
Abigail, with the help of her familygrew a very religious bond between each other and a long lastingfriendship.Abigail never went to a real school because of poor health. So,she learned at home. Her father’s library was not big, but she stillwent to it to read books. Abigail’s favorite books were novels bySamuel Richardson. Abigail’s father knew John Adams by working withhim and she grew rather close to him starting a wedding. This nowmade her name Abigail Adams.
Their wedding was held on October 25,1764, a month before her twentieth birthday. John was a lawyer andvery often was not at home due to court cases he had to attend to.When Abigail was pregnant with her first son, John was only at homefor eight out of the nine months. The baby was born on a hot day onthe morning of July 14, 1765.
The baby’s name was ‘Abigail’, but wascalled Nabby. She was with her parents when she had the baby.Shortly after, she was again pregnant.
July 11, 1767, she delivered ahealthy boy named John Quincy. John Adams soon moved his family toBoston to be closer to his important clients and the center ofpolitical action. In Boston, Abigail had two more children. onenamed Susanna, who died thirteen months later, and Charles who wasborn healthy at the end of May 1770. John Adams sent everyone in hisenlarged family back to there old house because of the recent BostonMassacre happening. While Abigail was there, She had her last sonnamed Thomas.
John soon bought a brick house back in Boston and movedeveryone back in. Abigail started teaching the children to read andwrite.John told Abigail almost everything that he knew and went to herfor political problems. He understood what she could understand andtrusted her. Abigail became the most informed woman on public affairsin the nation. On August 10, 1774, Abigail parted with John as heleft to attend the Congress called at Philadelphia to try and unitethe colonies against Great Britain’s plan to punish Boston andMassachusetts. Though her sons would not be of military age foranother decade, Abigail dreaded war, in which only God knew what wouldhappen.
When the shots at Lexington and Concorde were fired, John wasagain off to the Congress and cautioned Abigail that she should ‘flyto the woods’ with the children if the British attacked Boston.Abigail prayed for the war and on June 17 John Quincy and Abigail wentto Bunker Hill and watched the roar of the cannons and saw the flamesof burning Charleston atop of Penn’s Hill near where they lived. Soonthey learned of the British losses and how greater they were, butAbigail knew someone named Dr. Warren who died.
He helped John Quincyfrom the loss of his finger. Abigail wrote many letters to herhusband and it became a way of life for her. She was always keepingJohn up to date with what’s happening at the immediate point in time.Abigail sometimes called herself ‘Mrs. Delegate’ because she was thewife of a Revolutionary leader. Abigail continued to keep in tactwith her husband throughout the war.
She also was very political.Then later she led a very productive life.————————————————————–