When it comes to great romances you may not think of John and Abigail Adams right away. However, the second President of the United States and his wife were very prolific in their letter writing which began in 1762 during their courtship and continued on through his Presidency and beyond until 1801. These 1100 some letters can be seen at the Massachusetts Historical Society at masshist.org. The marriage was a simple one performed at her family home on October 25, 1764 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Upon exchanging vows they took a carriage to a house near where John grew up and started their life together. This letter from October 4, 1762, two years before their marriage illustrates the affection that John Adams had for his future wife.
By the same Token that the Bearer hereof satt up with you last night I hereby order you to give him, as many Kisses, and as many Hours of your Company after 9 O’Clock as he shall please to Demand and charge them to my Account: This Order, or Requisition call it which you will is in Consideration of a similar order Upon Aurelia for the like favour, and I presume I have good Right to draw upon you for the Kisses as I have given two or three Millions at least, when one has been received, and of Consequence the Account between us is immensely in favour of yours,
Octr. 4th. 1762