Re: Re: Remember the Ladies

ABIGAIL ADAMS TO JOHN ADAMS
MAY 7, 1776:

“I cannot say that I think you are very generous to the ladies; for, whilst you are proclaiming peace and good-will to men, emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over wives.

“But you must remember that arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken; and, notwithstanding all your wise laws and maxims, we have it in our power, not only to free ourselves, but to subdue our masters, and without violence, throw both your natural and legal authority at our feet.”

This is Abigail Adams’ reply to John Adams’ reply to her letter about “Remember the Ladies”, a phrase that is memorialized on the $10 Abigail Adams gold coin, the second in the Presidential Spouse Series, that the U.S. mint debuted today.

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