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Abigail and John AdamsThe Americanization of Sensibility$
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G. J. Barker-Benfield

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226037431

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.001.0001

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The Question Answered

The Question Answered

(p.359) Chapter 13 The Question Answered
Abigail and John Adams
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This chapter, which focuses on the end of Royall Tyler Jr.'s courtship and Nabby Adams' marriage to Colonel William Smith, describes the exchange of letters between Tyler and Adams showing that the latter had not reformed to be deemed suitable for Nabby. It suggests that this correspondence illustrates the power of tropes of sensibility to affect this most crucial transition in the lives of women of this era.

Keywords:   Nabby Adams, courtship, Royall Tyler Jr., William Smith, correspondence, sensibility

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