Adams, Louisa Catherine Johnson, 1927, Biographical Sketch
DAUGHTER OF an American consul in London, Mrs. Adams devoted herself to her husband and family, rather than to social life. As a matter of fact, the Adams administration was almost as notable as that of Jefferson's (of whom Adams was a disciple) for its simplicity. The President arose at five in the morning, built his fire, read his daily portion of the Bible and took his walk or swim while the government clerks still slept. It is a tradition at Washington that he wore the same hat ten years. The height of social life at the White House was the serving of cake and wine to guests. Mrs. Adams bore her husband four children and survived his death, four years, passing away in her seventy-eighth year.
1. Brief Biographies of our Presidents and the First Ladies of the Land, 1927, American Weekly, Inc., page 7.
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