Remember the Ladies

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband, John Adams. Mr. Adams was at that time in Philadelphia, plotting rebellion. 

Abigail Adams

“… I long to hear that you have declared an independancy—and by the way 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. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”

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  1. Hello Jean,

    Wonderful blog... love the name Femilogue. I've added a link to your blog on mine. I'd also like to follow your posts by email -- but don't see a Subscribe button. You're invited to view and follow -- especially as we seem to have similar interests and investigations.

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    Susan Bourne