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She was the wife of the second president and the mother of the sixth president. Her letters provide some of the most valuable insights of the Revolutionary period. Her name was Abigail Adams. And on this day, Nov. 5, 1775, in a letter to Mercy Warren, Abigail wrote: “Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is … corrupting the Morals of Youth, and by his bad example injuring the very Country he professes to patronize? … Scriptures tell us ‘righteousness exalteth a Nation.’”

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