Adams Family Correspondence, volume 6

Katherine Hay to Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams to Cotton Tufts

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Martha Jefferson, age twelve, had accompanied her father to France and would remain there, receiving her education at the Abbaye Royale de Pentemont, a fashionable Paris convent school, until April 1789, shortly before her return with her father to America (Jefferson, Papers , 7:364, 410–411; 14:356–357; 15:490–498, 560–561).