Monthly Archives: March 2016

3-31-1776 Abigail Adams to John Adams to

3-31-1776 Abigail Adams to John Adams to remember the ladies, “I long to hear that you have declared an independency — and by the way in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you … Continue reading

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1776 With the British out of Boston afte

1776 With the British out of Boston after 11 months, Abigail began to feel more optimistic. “I feel very differently at the approach of spring to what I did a month ago. We knew not then whether we could plant … Continue reading

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3-19-1776 Some people thought John Adams

3-19-1776 Some people thought John Adams wrote Common Sense. He didn’t but analyzes Common Sense at Abigail’s request. “You ask, what is thought of Common Sense [in the Continental Congress]. Sensible men think there are some whims, some sophisms, some … Continue reading

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On this day, March 17, 1776, the British

On this day, March 17, 1776, the British military evacuates Boston after an 11-month siege. “The town, although it has suffered greatly, is not in so bad a state as I expected to find it,” General George Washington observes, assuring … Continue reading

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“I feel still more for my bleeding coun

“I feel still more for my bleeding country men who are hazarding their lives and their limbs. — A most terrible and incessant cannonade . . . this morning.” Abigail Adams writes John Adams on this day, March 10, in … Continue reading

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Abigail Adams on this day, March 7, 1776

Abigail Adams on this day, March 7, 1776, isn’t sure that all is yet well in British-controlled Boston, even though Washington’s men intimidated the British by posting artillery on Dorchester Heights. “This day our militia are all returning, without effecting … Continue reading

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Remembering the Nancy Reagan Loved by Reagan

Nancy Reagan has passed away. Here are some excerpts that I wrote about her in my book, The Faith of America’s First Ladies. God Bless you Nancy for your service to our country. Handling Criticism with Grace If anyone experienced … Continue reading

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