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S1 Ep 7: Peacefield

Abigail Adams hugs daughter

In retirement, Adams starts writing his memoirs, then endures a series of tragedies when his daughter dies of cancer and, a few years later, Abigail succumbs to typhoid fever. At the urging of Dr. Rush, Adams reports the sad news to Jefferson, with the two old friends and adversaries taking solace in a correspondence that mends old wounds.

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