Quincy November 24 1813
I wish you to procure me a morsel of white marble eighteen or twenty inches square, and two or three inches thick and to engrave upon it the enclosed words and figures. It is to be inserted in a little monument of Quincy Granite that I have erected to my Father and Mother. If you will send it to me, Mr Trask will insert it in its proper place. I will pay your account on demand.
Your humble Servant
To the memory of Mr John Adams
Who died May 25. A.D. 1761 aged 70
of Susanna his Consort, born Boylston,
who died April 17. A.D. 1797 aged 88.
The sweet rememberance of the Just
Should flourish, when they sleep in dust.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.