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In 2009, historian Woody Holton described how Abigail Adams shrewdly invested in the Continental Con

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In 2009, historian Woody Holton described how Abigail Adams shrewdly invested in the Continental Congress’s war debts; when the new government decided to pay those debts in full, those who had invested in the debt made a killing. Because John Adams himself supported this policy, Holton suggests that she had engaged in unsavory (but not uncommon) investment practices.
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