Abigail Adams and Her Sisters

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The birthplace of Abigail Adams in Weymouth, MA

Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But Abigail had equally strong bonds with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody. In Dear Abigail, biographer Diane Jacobs tells the story of the sisters’ relationship, which unfolds against the backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years.