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Abigail Adams
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("MOTHER A. ADAMS"), TO HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ANN "NANCY" HARROD ADAMS EXPRESSING JOY THAT THE YOUNG COUPLE ARE LIVING IN NEARBY BOSTON
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4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Abigail Adams
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("MOTHER A. ADAMS"), TO HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ANN "NANCY" HARROD ADAMS EXPRESSING JOY THAT THE YOUNG COUPLE ARE LIVING IN NEARBY BOSTON
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Abigail Adams
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("MOTHER A. ADAMS"), TO HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ANN "NANCY" HARROD ADAMS EXPRESSING JOY THAT THE YOUNG COUPLE ARE LIVING IN NEARBY BOSTON
2 pages (7 1/4  5 7/8 in.; 184 x 150 mm) on a bifolium, Quincy, 31 January 1806; small closed tear to fold, scattered minor spotting and discoloration. 
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Catalogue Note

A fine piece of Adams family correspondence

Writing to her new daughter-in-law shortly after her marriage to their youngest son, Thomas Boylston Adams, Abigail here touches on a number of household matters, and expresses joy that the couple are living in nearby Boston: “I miss you not a little yet am better satisfied to have you in Town, because I think you feel happier ... To hear that you are well and happy will give much pleasure to your affectionate Mother…”

She also mentions her desire to accompany John on a visit to their new household, her enthusiasm only being dampened by a recent snowstorm: "I should be very happy to come to town tomorrow & bring John, but it will be difficult even for one person to get in, the snow is dissolved so much that the hills are all bare ... The streets I know must be like a river, so do not attempt to go out." The coming year would bring further occasion for the in-laws to visit, as Nancy gave birth to a daughter they named "Abigail Smith Adams" in August 1806. 

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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