Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Thursday 23d –Friday. Octr. 24th..

Sunday Octr. 26th.

Saturday. Octr. 25. JQA Saturday. Octr. 25. Adams, John Quincy
Saturday. Octr. 25.

We set away from Dover in a post chaise and pair; went through Canterbury; the chief see of all England. We were told there was a curious1 Cathedral there but had not time to go to see it. We dined at Rochester: a considerable city: 43 miles distant from Dover. We arrived at Dartford at about 4 ½ and stopp'd there for the Night.


JQA's probable connotation here is “interesting” or “noteworthy” ( OED ).