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Not New Hampshire: President John Q. Adam’s New Years Day of 1827

Are you expecting a crowd on New Year’s Day? Is your home the epi-center of your family’s festivities on January 1st? Be happy that the following did not happen to you.  It did to John Quincy Adams in 1827.

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New Hampshire Back Stairs: Servants to the Carpenter, Manning, Hoyt, Slayton, Campbell and Jenks Families in 20th Century Manchester

They opened the door to greet visitors. They cooked, served and cleaned up after the daily meals. They tidied the rooms and changed the bed linens. They washed and ironed the family’s clothing. They provided transportation first in horse driven … Continue reading

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