Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams by Lynne Withey

By Lynne Withey

The energetic, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams.

This is the lifetime of Abigail Adams, spouse of patriot John Adams, who grew to become the main influential lady in progressive the US. wealthy with excerpts from her own letters, Dearest Friend captures the private and non-private facets of this interesting lady, who used to be either an recommend of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to “Remember the Ladies” as he framed the legislation in their new country.

John and Abigail Adams married for romance. whereas John traveled in the United States and overseas to aid forge a brand new country, Abigail remained at domestic, elevating 4 young ones, handling their property, and writing letters to her loved husband. Chronicling their extraordinary fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Dearest Friend paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an clever, imaginative, and outspoken girl.

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1880. (Courtesy United Distillers Archive) bourbon a day and, because at that time distilling remained confined to the winter months, likely no more than one thousand barrels a year. Even so, Crow’s whiskey, which went by the name Crow or Old Crow—gained a national reputation for its quality and was favored by the likes of Kentucky senator Henry Clay. Crow died in 1856 and was succeeded at the distillery by William F. 4 Crow left no heir, and Oscar Pepper eventually sold what remained of Crow’s whiskey, along with the rights to the brand name Old Crow, to W.

The first is that in these early years of settlement there was limited trade with New Orleans (the round trip took a year) and that it is therefore unlikely that there were enough whiskey shipments invoiced to Limestone to catch the attention of New Orleanians. The second is that Limestone (the present-day Maysville) was part of Bourbon County for only a very brief time while Kentucky was still part of Virginia and that by the time bourbon became a style of whiskey being advertised in Kentucky newspapers the town had been a part of Mason County for more than three decades.

This was especially true in the South, where spirits were prohibited (they could be used only by the Confederate army for medicinal purposes) and copper stills were confiscated and melted down for the manufacture of war materiel. The main effects in the North were the imposition of a federal tax on the production of distilled spirits to pay for the war2 and the creation of a lawless atmosphere in some border states, especially Kentucky and Tennessee. (Charles D. Weller and McWiley Parker of the Louisville whiskey firm W.

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