Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Thursday 3d.

Saturday 5th of August 1780

40 Friday 4th of August. JQA Friday 4th of August. Adams, John Quincy
Friday 4th of August.

This morning we set away at about 5 o clock. We went about two leagues on the pavements and then had for 9 leagues nothing but sand. We were stopped for the last time in her Majesties dominions and for the first in Holland. We got out of the sand and passed over a river we got at about 2 o clock P.M. At Moerdyk we passed a River and we took there a nother Carriage and went for Rotterdam. We arrived there at about half after six. We passed two rivers before we got there. We passed up a Canal and stopped before the door of the Hôtel du Marechal de Turenne where we shall lodge.