Abigail Smith Adams
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
|Death||28 Oct 1818 (aged 73)
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
|Burial||Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA|
|Memorial ID||4 ·|
1735–1826 (m. 1764)
LIBERTATEM AMICITIAM FIDEM RETINEBIS
D. O. M.
Beneath these Walls
Are deposited the Mortal Remains of
Son of John and Susanna [Boylston] Adams,
Second President of the United States.
Born 30th October 1735.
On the fourth of July 1776
He pledged his Life, Fortune and Sacred Honour
To the INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY.
On the third of September 1783
He affixed his Seal to the definitive Treaty with Great Britain
Which acknowledged that Independence,
And consummated the Redemption of his Pledge.
On the fourth of July 1826
He was summoned
To the Independence of Immortality,
And to the JUDGMENT OF HIS GOD.
This House will bear witness to his Piety;
This Town, his Birth-Place, to his Munificence;
History to his Patriotism;
Posterity to the Depth and Compass of his Mind.
At his Side
Sleeps till the Trump shall Sound
His beloved and only Wife,
Daughter of William and Elizabeth [Quincy] Smith.
In every Relation of Life a Pattern
Of Filial, Conjugal, Maternal and Social Virtue.
Born November 22th 1744.
Deceased 28 October 1818.
Married 25 October 1764.
During an Union of more than Half a Century
They survived, in Harmony of Sentiment, Principle and Affection
The Tempests of Civil Commotion;
Meeting undaunted, and surmounting
The Terrors and Trials of that Revolution
Which secured the Freedom of their Country;
Improved the Condition of their Times;
And brightened the Prospects of Futurity
To the Race of Man upon Earth.
From Lives thus spent thy earthly Duties learn;
From Fancy's Dreams to active Virtue turn;
Let Freedom, Friendship, Faith, thy Soul engage,
And serve like them thy Country and thy Age.
AS DAUGHTER WIFE AND MOTHER
A MODEL OF DOMESTIC WORTH
HER LETTERS ARE AN AMERICAN CLASSIC
1744 - 1818
THE ABIGAIL ADAMS CHAPTER DAUGHTERS
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CAUSED
THIS TABLE TO BE AFFIXED
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