Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Presidental Families: John Quincy and Louisa Adams

The daughter of an American merchant and an English mother, Louisa Catherine Adams was the only first lady to be born outside the United States. John Quincy first meet her in France and for months he visited her family nightly, he always left when the daughters set down at the piano to play and sing. John Quincy hated the sound of the female voice in song, others appreciated Louisa's musical talent. Good music enhanced her evenings at home and contributed to her reputation as an outstanding hostess and help John achieve the presidency.

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