John and Abigal Adams Correspondence, Letter 001

The correspondence between John and Abigal Adams is astonishing for its length and historical value. They wrote to each other constantly during their long periods of separation and one can see an almost daily tide of events from their courtship in 1762 to the Presidency. Here I attempt to do an occasional read from the historical archive with the assistance of Julie Bellam.

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    1. Drunken Memories of Anne Sexton, by Alan Dugan.
    2. Her Kind, by Anne Sexton.
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    Read by Walter O’Hara and Julie Bellam

    —Huffduffed by misternizz 3 years ago

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    —Huffduffed by misternizz 3 years ago

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    —Huffduffed by misternizz 4 months ago