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Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams was born on this day–Nov. 11–in 1774 in Weymouth, MA.  It was a bitterly cold day when I visited the Abigail Adams Park in Weymouth, a marvelous place with her words on plaques mounted on boulders that are scattered throughout the park. I slipped and slid along the ice-covered path to find the plaque with her famous warning to her husband, who, we all know, paid her no mind: “In the new Code of Laws, which I suppose, it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands.” Abigail Adams to John Adams, March-April 1776

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