Exhortation from John Adams, 1777

by Ellen Kolb | July 4th, 2018

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Exhortation from John Adams, 1777

Pos­ter­ity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Gen­er­a­tion, to pre­serve your Free­dom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to pre­serve it.

(Let­ter from John Adams to Abi­gail Adams, 26 April 1777 [elec­tronic edi­tion]. Adams Fam­ily Papers: An Elec­tronic Archive. Mass­a­chu­setts His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. http://​www​.masshist​.org/​d​i​g​i​t​a​l​a​dams/)

Make good use of it, indeed. I hope this has been a joy­ous Inde­pen­dence Day for you!

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Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it. 

(Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 26 April 1777 [electronic edition]. Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive. Massachusetts Historical Society. http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/)

Make good use of it, indeed. I hope this has been a joyous Independence Day for you!

 

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