Quotation by Abigail Adams

I long to hear that you have declared an independancy [sic]—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Laidies [sic] we are determined to foment a Rebelion [sic], and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
Abigail Adams (1744–1818), U.S. matriarch, wife and mother of American Presidents. In a letter reprinted in The Feminist Papers, part 1, by Alice S. Rossi (1973).

In a letter dated March 31, 1776 and written from Braintree, MA to her husband, John Adams, during the Revolutionary War, shortly after the British occupation of Boston was lifted.
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