A notable incident regarding this happened in Philadelphia in 1791 where a free black youth came to her house asking to be taught how to write. "
John declined Abigail's "extraordinary code of laws" but acknowledged to Abigail "We have only the name of masters and rather than give up this which would completely subject us to the despotism of the petticoat I hope General Washington and all our brave heroes would fight. She is buried beside her husband in a crypt located in the United First Parish Church (also known as the Church of the Presidents) in Quincy Massachusetts.
Adams is remembered for the many letters Abigail Adams wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania during the Continental Congresses. Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22 [O.