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At first they stayed with Abigail and John, but eventually the young couple moved into a house on Wimpole Street. The separation from her daughter was hard on Abigail. She wanted Nabby and Smith to come to dinner every day. John was working harder than ever and spent increasing amounts of time alone. Abigail felt lonesome, she confessed to her sister. She and John went on a vacation to The Hague • 57 58 • Abigail Adams in the Netherlands and took Nabby and her husband with them. It was refreshing to be in a clean and orderly country where they felt appreciated.

John pleaded with her to come to France. Abigail expressed concerns: about her health, about the danger she might face if she traveled without a protector, and about life in a new country. She had never been more than 50 miles from home, and she had a deep fear of ocean travel. On top of this, she knew that Nabby, 46 Quest for Fame her only daughter, had a suitor and might marry him. What she really wanted was for John to come home. ”1 A Romance in the Family Richard and Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Cranch took in a young man named Royall Tyler.

Now he would be thousands of miles away, completely out of touch.  . My life will be one continued • 37 38 • Abigail Adams An original letter, right, from John Adams addressed to Abigail and a book of other letters written by the couple lie on a desk at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The correspondence between husband and wife, which discussed many of the issues facing the young American republic, is a significant resource for historians looking at the colonial era.

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