Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Tuesday 17th.


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Wednesday 18th.

Coll. Humphreys1 arrived.


David Humphreys, a former aide-decamp to Washington, was appointed on 12 May secretary to the Commission (which included JA, Franklin, and Jefferson) to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with foreign powers ( DAB ; JCC , 27:375). Humphreys later became known as one of the Hartford Wits.