Quincy Oct 9th 1817.
Will you be so good as to procure for me a piece of white marble four and twenty inches in length and twenty inches in breadth to be inserted in a slab of Quincy granite with the following inscription on it and send it to me and your bill shall be honoured by your friend and humble / servant
to the memory of Joseph Adams senior who died December 6. 1694: and of Abigail his wife, whose first name was Baxter, who died August 27. 1694: by a great Grandson in 1817.
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.