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| Her Memory Honored
in the White House Andrew built a permanent temple made of limestone
resembling a Greek styled gazebo to replace the temporary gravesite
in her garden.
also had the following inscribed on her tombstone:
"Here lie the remains of Mrs. Rachel
Jackson, wife of President Jackson, who died the 22d of December,
1828, aged 61. Her face was fair, her person pleasing, her temper
amiable, and her heart kind; she was delighted in relieving the
wants of her fellow creatures, and cultivated that divine pleasure
by the most liberal and unpretending methods; to the poor she
was a benefactor; to the rich an example; to the wretched a comforter;
to the prosperous an ornament; her piety went hand in hand with
her benevolence, and she thanked her Creator for being permitted
to do good. A being so gentle and yet so virtuous, slander might
wound but could not dishonor. Even death, when he tore her from
the arms of her husband, could but transport her to the bosom
of her God."
V. Remini, Andrew Jackson, Volume Two, The Course of American Freedom,
1822-1832 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) Chapter
8, "Triumph and Tragedy."