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19. 4. Lester Cappon (editor), The Adams-Jefferson Letters (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1987), p. 270. 5. , p. 278. 6. , p. 282. 7. Phyllis Lee Levin, Abigail Adams: A Biography (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987), p. 480. 8. David McCullough, John Adams (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001), p. 624. 9. , pp. 624–625. 10. , p. 625. indd 45 11/29/07 2:04:49 PM Further Reading For Young adults Bober, Natalie S. Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Abigail said she wanted to stay in Quincy. John agreed. George Washington said he would not seek a third term as president in 1796. That decision heralded the first “real” A portrait of George Washington during the time he served as commander of the Continental Army. His determination was often the only thing that kept his troops from quitting. As president, he was a hard act to follow. indd 36 11/29/07 2:04:26 PM “Her Majesty, the Presidentress” presidential election. It also marked the emergence of political parties.
Gelles, Edith B. Abigail Adams: A Writing Life. New York: Routledge, 2002. Levin, Phyllis Lee. Abigail Adams: A Biography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. Truman, Margaret. First Ladies. New York: Random House, 1995. Withey, Lynne. Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. S. indd 46 11/29/07 2:04:52 PM glossary chemise (shuh-mEEZ) A long, loose dress. cornerstone (KOR-ner-stohn) A stone laid at a corner of a building wall, especially during a ceremony; a basic element of something.
Abigail Adams by Jim Whiting