July 13th, 1776
On this day in history Abigail Adams receives John's letters and a copy of the Declaration of Independence. He writes,
"Nor am I a little gratified when I reflect that a person so nearly connected with me has had the honour of being a principal actor, in laying a foundation for it's (the country's) furture greatness. May the foundation of our new Constitution, be justice, truth and righteousness."