Independence Day Fireworks

United States of America, Happy Independence Day!

The aftermath of a nighttime fireworks detonation is seldom seen.

In 1776, the winds of freedom were blowing.  The following quotation is taken from a letter by Abigail Adams to her husband John Adams dated March 31, 1776:

I long to hear that you have declared an independancy—and by the way in the New Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.  Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands.  Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could…

Men of Sense in all Ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your Sex.  Regard us then as Beings placed by providence under your protection, and in immitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness.

Your ever faithful friend.