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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-01-02-0019
2. That is, the house now known as the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, which JA had inherited and to which he brought AA after their marriage in the following October. This passage establishes beyond question the fact that JA continued to live with his mother in the house next door (the John Adams Birthplace) into the year 1764. But it leaves open the question whether or not he had yet opened his law office in the JQA Birthplace. A note by the present editors in JA's Diary and Autobiography , 1:225, under the entry dated 20 Nov. 1761, is too positive on this point.