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Death of John Quincy Adams
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Death of John Quincy Adams
On February 21, 1848, Adams was at his seat in the House Chamber when he voted a loud 'no' to a resolution giving thanks to several generals for their service in the Mexican War. A few minutes later he collapsed. Adams was taken into the Rotunda and placed on a sofa in front of the east door in the hope that fresh air would revive him. Seeing no improvement, however, Adams was next taken into the speaker's office where he died two days later. His funeral was held in the House Chamber. One of the honorary pallbearers was a freshman congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln. Print by Currier & Ives.
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