Monthly Archives: April 2016

4-28-1776. John to Abigail. “We are has

4-28-1776. John to Abigail. “We are hastening rapidly to great events. Governments will be up everywhere before midsummer, and an end to Royal style, titles and authority. Such mighty revolutions make a deep Impression on the minds of me and … Continue reading

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April 23 is St. George’s Day, started i

April 23 is St. George’s Day, started in 1222. In 1776, John Adams heard from his barber how the divisions of patriots and loyalists affected Philadelphia. “This is St. Georges Day, a festival celebrated by the English, as Saint Patrick’s … Continue reading

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“The 19 of April [1775 is] ever memorab

“The 19 of April [1775 is] ever memorable for America as the Ides of March to Rome and Caesar” Abigail Adams reflects on Lexington & Concord’s first anniversary, when the British marched to retrieve gun powder and other supplies of … Continue reading

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April 12, 1776 Independence is on the mi

April 12, 1776 Independence is on the mind of John Adams, who writes to Abigail, “You will see by the papers, the news, the speculations and the political plans of the day. The ports are opened wide enough at last, … Continue reading

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