Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 4 October 1762
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
The courtship of John and Abigail Smith began with a proposed agreement spelled out in John's first letter to Abigail, addressed to "Miss Adorable." The 1,200 letters exchanged by Abigail and John Adams form the cornerstone of the Adams Family Papers, the most important manuscript collection held by the MHS.