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About the Correspondence between John and Abigail Adams

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John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1, letters, beginning during their courtship in and continuing throughout John's political career until These warm and informative letters include John's descriptions of the Continental Congress and his impressions of Europe while he served in various diplomatic roles, as well as Abigail's updates about their family, farm, and news of the Revolution's impact on the Boston area. The earliest letters exchanged between John Adams and Abigail Smith occurred during their courtship, including a series of sixteen letters exchanged between 12 April and 9 May while John was in Boston being inoculated against smallpox. John and Abigail married on 25 October During the early s, John wrote to Abigail when his legal work for the circuit court took him away from home.

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The area of Arab independence was defined to be "in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca ", with the exception of "portions of Syria " lying to the west of "the districts of Damascus , Homs , Hama and Aleppo "; conflicting interpretations of this description was to cause great controversy in subsequent years. Of particular dispute, which continues to the present, [6] was the extent of the coastal exclusion. Following the publication of the November Balfour Declaration , which promised a national home for the Jews in Palestine, and the subsequent leaking of the secret Sykes—Picot Agreement in which Britain and France proposed to split and occupy parts of the territory, the Sharif and other Arab leaders considered the agreements made in the McMahon—Hussein Correspondence had been violated. Hussein refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles , and in response to a British proposal to sign a treaty accepting the Mandate system stated that he could not be expected to "affix his name to a document assigning Palestine to the Zionists and Syria to foreigners. The correspondence "haunted Anglo-Arab relations" for many decades thereafter. Jeffries in The Daily Mail [3] and copies of the various letters circulated in the Arab press. Discussions eventually culminated in a telegram of 1 November , from Kitchener recently appointed as Secretary of War to Hussein wherein Great Britain would, in exchange for support from the Arabs of Hejaz: "


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