Following his presidency, John Quincy Adams was forced out of retirement when voters i n the Plymouth district elected h i m to the House of Representatives. I n 1846 he suffered a stroke. Al though he recovered and continued his public service, his health was fail ing. Daniel Webster visited Adams and recorded the above comment. I n 1848 John Quincy Adams suffered another stroke. He collapsed on the floor of the House of Representatives and was rushed to the Speaker's Room. Two days later he was dead. From his statement to Daniel Webster, i t would appear that John Quincy Adams would not have been surprised by this f inal stroke because he had already anticipated his death. Yet he was able to joke about God being unable to fix his deteriorating body and clearly accepted his coming death w i t h grace and an unshakeable fa i th i n his Creator.