Browsing: Retirement and Death

After his defeat in the 1800 presidential elections by Thomas Jefferson Adams returned to Quincy, he was 65 years old. During the first years of his retirement Adams seldom left  only to walk or ride in the countryside. He went through a long period of adjustment to a less active lifestyle. Adams did not publish and correspondence was light, he worked on the farm and liked to read alone in his study. In 1803 after John Quincy’s return to Massachusetts John Adams came out of his two year self imposed isolation. John Quincy played an active role with the Federalist…