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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1816
|Abigail Adams to Richard Rush introducing Reverend Coleman
|5 December 1816
|Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)
|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."
|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
|Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) Rush, Richard (1780-1859) Cowper, William (1731-1800) Adams, John (1735-1826)
|Women in American History; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
|Letter from John Adams to Reverend Colman regarding literary works