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A Bad Penny Always Turns Up

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A Bad Penny Always Turns Up

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This expression is first found in the Adams Family Correspondence. The Adams Family Correspondence refers to a wealth of letters written between 1761 and 1782. Beginning with courtship letters between John Adams and Abigail Smith (later Abigail Adams). The collection includes many letters between husband and wife, letters from the children to their parents and correspondence between Adams and Thomas Jefferson. There are numerous references online to these letters, but a particularly comprehensive resource can be found at: http://www.masshist.org/adams_editorial/

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