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them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands…. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Since girls weren t accepted into schools at the time, as I ve said before. I taught Nabby myself. I made sure she received good education. In 1784 I was happy to join John in Paris. I was put in the difficult role of the wife of the first United States Minister in great Britain. In 1788 we returned very happily home. We returned back to Braintree later called the Quincy Home. In 1789 through 1801John was vice president. And as the vice president s wife I became good friends with Martha

Washington, who was the first first lady. Though in 1791 I got very ill. I was forced to go back to Quincy to rest. When John became president I went back to him. And later when they found the capital we went to live there. We the Admass retired in 1801. John had lost in his reelection to his once friend then, foe. Though we were retired the stress didn t go away. Neighbors, close friends and family died, including my dear daughter Nabby. She had cancer and had died. My two daughters gone. In October 28 1818 I died. After a fifty-four year marriage, I left my husband a lonely man. John later died 8years after me, on July 4, 1826. I am buried next to him in united First Parish Church. When my son John Quincy became the sixth president he made a special private tribute in his

journal to me “There is not a virtue that can abide in the female heart but it was the ornament of hers. She had been fifty-four years the delight of my father’s heart, the sweetener of all his toils, the comforter of all his sorrows, the sharer and heightener of all his joys. It was but the last time when I saw my father that he told me … [that] through all the good report and evil report of the world, in all his struggles and in all his sorrows, the affectionate participation and cheering encouragement of his wife had been his never-failing support, without which he was sure he should never have lived through them” I am now remembered as the 2nd president s wife, a first lady, and a mother of another. People today still have letters I have written and take interests in