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Putrefaction (0:08)
No Grass This Year (0:09)
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Abigail describes the state of her household during the dysentery epidemic.

Putrefaction (0:08)
September 17, 1775

A general putrefaction seems to have taken place, and we cannot bear the house only as we are constantly cleansing it with hot vinegar.

John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS