Portraits by Catherine Ezell

Abigail and John Adams exchanged tender and thoughtful letters, from 1762, during their courtship, throughout his political career to 1803, during the colonial period and the formative years of America becoming a nation.

These epistles reflect their warm companionship as well as her profound and historical influence upon him during his time at the Continental Congress and in Europe as a diplomat, when he was the first Vice-President under George Washington and during his challenging time as the second US President. Thereafter, John and Abigail lived on their farm in Quincy, Massachusetts