city, Washington,.C. Smith, Abigail's father, presided over the marriage of John Adams and his daughter. Retrieved September 7, 2015. Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility (University of Chicago Press; 2010).
In June 1784, when Adams sailed to Europe to join her husband, John, who was serving as an American diplomat, she offered her home, rent-free, to Phoebe and her husband, William Abdee. Letters exchanged throughout John's political obligations indicate his trust in Abigail's knowledge was sincere.
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He moved the family to Boston in April 1768, renting a clapboard house on Brattle Street that was known locally as the "White House." He and Abigail and the children lived there for a year, then moved to Cold Lane; still later, they moved again. "First Spouse medals set holds Adams mule". Taylor, Bethany (SummerFall 2011). 5 She also asked Louisa Adams in a letter dated January 3, 1818, "When will Mankind be convinced that true Religion is from the Heart, between Man and his creator, and not the imposition of Man or creeds and tests?" 31 Legacy Historian Joseph Ellis. Abigail Adams: Witness to a revolution New York: Simon Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Despite some promising early successes, his failure at law brought alcoholism and total dependence on his parents. John Adams called that the worst experience of his life. In 1784, at age 77, Smith died. Appalachian Mountain Club (Volume 62,. At first she found life in Paris difficult, and was rather overwhelmed by the novel experience of running a large house with a retinue of servants.