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Collection Reference Number GLC02515
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1816 
Title Abigail Adams to Richard Rush introducing Reverend Coleman
Date 5 December 1816
Author Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  
Recipient Rush, Richard  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description A friendly letter of introduction, revealing the intimacy between the Adams and Rush families. Adams was introducing Reverend Coleman, who was going to Washington to carry the presidential electoral votes from Massachusetts and to vacation as well. She believes they will get along well. Quotes William Cowper to describe him. Writes that her husband's hands hurt from the cold and from previous letter writing and that he sends his greetings. In GLC02852, John Adams uses "Colman" instead of "Coleman."
Subjects First Lady  Election  Women's History  Woman Author  Women of the Founding Era  President  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Government and Civics  Travel  Washington, D.C.  Literature and Language Arts  Health and Medical  
People Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  Rush, Richard (1780-1859)  Cowper, William (1731-1800)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Place written Quincy, Massachusetts
Theme Women in American History; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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