“History is not the Province of the Ladies.”
– John Adams, April 1813
Someone just fell down a few spots on the list of my favorite presidents! I can’t imagine that Abigail approved of the sentiments John Adams expressed in a letter to Elbridge Gerry in 1813. Read more about the personal grudge that may have been Adams’ motivation for writing such an untrue statement here, in an excellent post on the 18th Century American Women blog.