"I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose 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."
Abigail's quote found in a letter to her husband John Adams is represented in this memorial for Abigail. The quote continues, "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 ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”
John's reply? Dated April 14, 1776: "Your letter was the first intimation that another tribe, more numerous and powerful than all the rest, were grown discontented."