Daily Archives: July 8, 2010

The Real American Revolution by Gregory Hilton

Abigail and John Adams as portrayed by Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti in the HBO series "John Adams" (2008). They were the first power couple, and the original occupants of the White House.

On the evening of July 1, 1776, John Adams began a letter to his wife Abigail with the words, “My Dearest Friend.” He was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, and she was at home with their four children in Braintree (now Qunicy), Massachusetts. Continue reading