In June 1826, the town of Quincy, Massachusetts was preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. One of the document's most notable signers, John Adams, lived in Quincy, but his health was failing quickly and he would not be able to attend the celebration. Four days before his death, a small group of town leaders visited the former president in his Quincy home to ask for a toast that they might read aloud at the upcoming celebration. Adams received the delegation in his upstairs library seated in his favorite armchair. Upon hearing their request, the well-known orator replied, "I will give you - INDEPENDENCE FOREVER!" Asked if he would like to add something more, he replied, "Not a word." (McCullough, David. John Adams. 2001)
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