America's First Daughter - Part One, Chapter 7 – Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

Laurie Kamoie and Stephanie Dray
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Chapter 8 – It is summer, 1787. When Jefferson learns that both Polly and Mrs. Cosway will be returning to France at the same time, Jefferson sends a servant for Polly so that he may and see Mrs. Cosway. Abigail Adams writes to Jefferson, shaming him for not coming to see Polly. When Polly at last arrives in Paris, she does not recognize Patsy because it has been so long. Sally Hemings, a slave girl of fifteen –the same age as Patsy –explains they had to trick Polly to get her on the ship because Polly was so set against coming. Jefferson’s sexual affair with Cosway ends when Cosway again returns to England. Patsy keeps this all a secret from Polly. Sally, meanwhile, is upset when she must be sent away for a pox inoculation. She is also angry with her brother, Jimmy...

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