Adams Family Correspondence, volume 1

Abigail Adams to Mercy Otis Warren

John Adams to Abigail Adams

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The “Distinguished Lady” was certainly Catharine Macaulay, and the “Copy” of a letter to her is probably AA's letter printed above under the assigned date of 1774. The enclosure in Mrs. Warren's letter was a long letter to Mrs. Macaulay, 29 Dec. 1774, which remains in the Adams Papers. Apparently no early opportunity for conveying it occurred; before long, communication with England was cut off, and it was never sent.