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"Remember the Ladies"

This March 31, 1779 letter from Abigail Adams to her husband John Adams is known as the "Remember the Ladies" letter. In it Abigail expresses her feelings about the rights of women to John, who was in Philadelphia as a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress. Knowing that he is on the committee to draft The Declaration of Independence, she asks her husband to promote laws that would improve the legal status of women, who in that era had few rights.

I have sometimes been ready to think that the passion for Liberty cannot be Eaquelly Strong in the Breasts of those who have been accustomed to deprive their fellow Creatures of theirs. Of this I am certain that it is not founded upon that generous and christian principal of doing to others as we would that others should do unto us….

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