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Diary of John Adams, Volume 2

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1771

[January 1771]

[February 1771]

[April 1771]

[May 1771]

[June 1771]

1 June 1771 Adams, John Spent the Day at Worcester in Riding about with Mr. Putnam to see his Farm. He does what he ... 2 June 1771 Adams, John Heard Mr. Wheeler, late Minister of Harvard, at Worcester all day. ... 3 June 1771 Adams, John A fine Morning—a soft, sweet S.W. Wind. Oated in Spencer—turned my Horse to grass at ... 4 June 1771 Adams, John Rode over to the Spring. One Childs had built a little House, within a few Yards of the ... 5 June 1771 Adams, John Rode to the Spring, drank and plunged. Dipped but once. Sky cloudy. ... 6 June 1771 Adams, John Spent this fine day in rambling on horseback and on foot with Dr. McKinstry East and West, ... 7 June 1771 Adams, John Went to the Spring with the Dr. and drank a Glass and an half i.e. a Jill and an half. My ... 8 June 1771 Adams, John Bissill says, there are Settlements, upon this River, for 300 Miles— i.e. from Seabrook ... 9 June 1771 Adams, John Feel a little discomposed this Morning. Rested but poorly last night. Anxious about my ... 10 June 1771 Adams, John Took my Departure from Middleton, homewards, the same Way I went down. Very hot. Oated at ... 11 June 1771 Adams, John Rode to Kibbys at Somers but got caught in the Rain—very heavy plentifull Showers—I was much ... 12 June 1771 Adams, John Sat out upon my Return home, oated at Warreners, in Brimfield, caught in a cold Rain, ... 13 June 1771 Adams, John Remarkable, the Change of Thoughts, and feelings, and Reasonings which are occasioned by a ... 14 June 1771 Adams, John A fine Morning. ... 17 June 1771 Adams, John Sat out upon the Eastern Circuit. Stopped at Boston, at my Office, and no where else. Came ... 18 June 1771 Adams, John Rode with Mr. Barrell to Ipswich, and put up at Treadwells. Every Object recalls the Subject ... 22 June 1771 Adams, John Spent this Week at Ipswich in the usual Labours and Drudgery of Attendance upon Court. ... 23 June 1771 Adams, John In the Morning my Horse was gone. Went to Meeting all day and heard old Mr. Rogers—a good, ... 24 June 1771 Adams, John Reached Portsmouth with Lowell, and walked half an Hour with him on the Town House Floor, ... 25 June 1771 Adams, John At York Court, dined with the Judges, and spent the Evening at Ritchies with Bradbury and ... 26 June 1771 Adams, John Yesterday I had a good deal of Conversation with Judge Trowbridge. He seems alarmed about ... 28 June 1771 Adams, John At York. Yesterday I spent in Walking, one Way and another, to view the Town. I find that ...

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1772

[February 1772]

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1773

[January 1773]

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1774

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[June 1774]

[August 1774]

10 August 1774 Adams, John The committee for the Congress took their departure from Boston, from Mr. Cushing's house, ... 15 August 1774 Adams, John Mr. Silas Deane, of Wethersfield, came over to Hartford to see us. He is a gentleman of a ... 15 August 1774 Adams, John Last Evening, after spending the Evening at the Meeting House to hear the Singing, We were ... 16 August 1774 Adams, John This Morning Dr. Elliot Rawson, Mr. Allsop, Mr. Mortimer, and others the Committee of ... 17 August 1774 Adams, John We are told here that New York are now well united and very firm. ... 18 August 1774 Adams, John Mr. Badcock is of the same Mind with Major Hawley, that a Non Importation and Non ... 19 August 1774 Adams, John Rode to Fitch's of Stamford, where we breakfasted. Rode to Havilands of Rye, the first Town ... 20 August 1774 Adams, John Lodged at Cocks at Kingsbridge, a pretty Place—Uncas River running before the Door and ... 21 August 1774 Adams, John Went to Meeting at the old Presbyterian Society, where Dr. Pemberton formerly preached. We ... 22 August 1774 Adams, John This Morning We took Mr. McDougal into our Coach and rode three Miles out of Town, to Mr. ... 23 August 1774 Adams, John We went upon the new Dutch Church Steeple and took a View of the City. You have a very fine ... 24 August 1774 Adams, John This Day Cushing and Paine went over to Long Island to dine with Phill. Livingston. Adams ... 25 August 1774 Adams, John Mr. Mathew Cushing came and escorted Us into Trinity Church and Church Yard. Under the ... 26 August 1774 Adams, John This Morning We went to see the City Hall, the Chamber where the Supream Court sitts, and ... 27 August 1774 Adams, John Went to view the City of Brunswick, there is a Church of England, a Dutch Church and a ... 28 August 1774 Adams, John Heard Dr. Witherspoon all Day. A clear, sensible, Preacher. Mr. Mason came to see us. We ... 29 August 1774 Adams, John Rode to Trenton upon Delaware River, to break fast. At Williams's the Tavern at Trenton ... 30 August 1774 Adams, John Walked a little about Town. Visited the Markett, the State house, the Carpenters Hall where ... 30 August 1774 Adams, John Sent to be washed at Philadelphia. 6 shirts 5 Stocks—2 Caps in and Pair worsted stockings in ... 31 August 1774 Adams, John Breakfasted at Mr. Bayards of Philadelphia, with Mr. Sprout a presbyterian Minister. ... 1 August 1774 — 30 September 1774 Adams, John a Guinea to the lame Man ...

[September 1774]

1 September 1774 Adams, John This Day, We breakfasted at Mr. Mifflins, Mr. C. Thompson came in, and soon after Dr. Smith. ... 2 September 1774 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Thom. Mifflins with Mr. Lynch, Mr. Middleton, and the two Rutledges with their ... 3 September 1774 Adams, John Breakfasted at Dr. Shippens. Dr. Witherspoon was there. Coll. R. H. Lee lodges there. He is ... 4 September 1774 Adams, John Went to the Presbyterian Meeting and heard Mr. Sprout in the forenoon. He uses no Notes—dont ... 5 September 1774 Adams, John At Ten, The Delegates all met at the City Tavern, and walked to the Carpenters Hall, where ... 6 September 1774 Adams, John Went to congress again. Received by an express an Intimation of the Bombardment of Boston—a ... 6 September 1774 Adams, John Mr. Henry. Government is dissolved. Fleets and Armies and the present State of Things shew ... 7 September 1774 Adams, John Went to congress again. Heard Mr. Duchè read Prayers. The Collect for the day, the 7th of ... 8 September 1774 Adams, John Attended my Duty on the Committee all Day, and a most ingenious, entertaining Debate We had.... 8 September 1774 Adams, John In the Committee for States Rights, Grievances and Means of Redress. ... 9 September 1774 Adams, John Attended my Duty upon Committees. Dined at home. ... 10 September 1774 Adams, John Attended my Duty upon the Sub Committee. Dined at home. Dr. Morgan, Dr. Cocks Cox, Mr. ... 11 September 1774 Adams, John There is such a quick and constant Succession of new Scenes, Characters, Persons, and Events ... 12 September 1774 Adams, John Attended my Duty on the Committee, untill one O Clock, and then went with my Colleagues and ... 13 September 1774 Adams, John Attended my Duty all Day, on the Sub Committee. Agreed on a Report. ... 14 September 1774 Adams, John Visited Mr. Gadsden, Mr. Deane, Coll. Dyer, &c. at their Lodgings. Gadsden is violent ... 15 September 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Wallace, with a great deal of Company at a paultry elegant Feast again. ... 17 September 1774 Adams, John This was one of the happiest Days of my Life. In Congress We had generous, noble Sentiments, ... 18 September 1774 Adams, John Went to Church, and heard Mr. Coombs read Prayers, and Mr. Duchè preach. A fine Preacher, ... 19 September 1774 Adams, John Dined with Dr. Rush in Company with Dr. Shippen, and many others. Folsom and Sullivan from N.... 20 September 1774 Adams, John Had Cards a Week ago to dine with Mr. Maese Mease—but forgot it, and dined at home. After We ... 21 September 1774 Adams, John Captn. Callender came to breakfast with Us. Coll. Dagworthy and his Brother Captn. Dagworthy ... 22 September 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Chew, Chief Justice of the Province, with all the Gentlemen from Virginia, Dr.... 23 September 1774 Adams, John Walked along Second Street Southward, untill I got out of the City into the Country. The ... 24 September 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Charles Thompson, with only Mr. Dickenson, his Lady and Niece in Company. A ... 25 September 1774 Adams, John Went in the Evening to Quaker Meeting and afterwards went to Supper at Stephen Collins's. ... 26 September 1774 Adams, John Dined at old Dr. Shippens with Mr. And Mrs. Blair, young Dr. Shippen, the Jersey Delegates ... 27 September 1774 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Bayards, with Dr. Cox, Dr. Rush, Mr. Hodge, Mr. Deane, Coll. Dyer. Dr. Cox gave ... 26 September 1774 — 27 September 1774 Adams, John Mr. Lee made a Motion for a Non Importation. ... 28 September 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. R. Penn. A magnificent House, and a most splendid Feast, and a very large ... 28 September 1774 Adams, John Mr. Galloway. The Proposal I intended to make having been opposed, I have waited to hear a ... 29 September 1774 Adams, John Dined at Home, with the Delegates from North Carolina and a No. of other Gentlemen. ... 30 September 1774 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Jonathan Smiths—Dr. Allison, Mr. Sprout and many other Gentlemen. ... 1 September 1774 — 31 October 1774 Adams, John Non Importation, Non Consumption, Non Exportation to Britain, and W. Indies. ...

[October 1774]

1 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Webster. Spent the Evening with Stephen Collins. Went to see the Election at ... 2 October 1774 Adams, John Went to Christ Church and heard Mr. Coombs upon “Judge not according to the Appearance, but ... 3 October 1774 Adams, John Breakfasted at home with Coll. Dagworthy of Maryland, Captn. Dagworthy his Brother, Major De ... 4 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Alexander Wilcox, with all the Delegates from N. York, and several other ... 5 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Dr. Cadwallador, in Company with Governor Hamilton, Gen. Lee, Mr. Henry, Mr. ... 6 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Hodge, Father in Law to Mr. Bayard. ... 6 October 1774 Adams, John Mr. Gadsden. There are Numbers of Men who will risque their all. I shudder at the thought of ... 7 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Thos. Smith, with a large Company, the Virginians and others. ... 8 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. George Clymer—Mr. Dickinson and a large Company again. ... 9 October 1774 Adams, John Went to hear Dr. Allison, an Aged Gentleman. It was Sacrament Day and he gave us a ... 10 October 1774 Adams, John The Deliberations of the Congress, are spun out to an immeasurable Length. There is so much ... 11 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. McKean in Markett Street, with Mr. Reed, Rodney, Chace, Johnson, Paca, Dr. ... 12 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Captn. Richards with Dr. Coombs. ... 13 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Dickenson with Chase, Paca, Low, Mifflin, Mr. Penn and General Lee, at six O ... 14 October 1774 Adams, John Went in the Morning to see Dr. Chevott Chovet and his Skelletons and Wax Work—most ... 15 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Wests with the Rutledges and Mr. Middleton. An elegant House, rich furniture, ... 16 October 1774 Adams, John Staid at Home all day. Very busy in the necessary Business of putting the Proceedings of the ... 17 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at Home. ... 17 October 1774 Adams, John Proof of Depth of Abilities, and Wickedness of Heart. ... 18 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at Stephen Collins's. ... 19 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at Home. ... 20 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with the whole Congress at the City Tavern, at the Invitation of the House of ... 21 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at the Library Tavern with Messrs. Marcoo's Markoes and a dozen Gentlemen from the W. ... 22 October 1774 Adams, John Dined in the Country, with Mr. Dickinson, with all the Delegates from N. England. Mr. Duane, ... 23 October 1774 Adams, John Heard Mr. Piercy, at Mr. Sprouts. He is Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon. Comes ... 24 October 1774 Adams, John In Congress, nibbling and quibbling—as usual. ... 25 October 1774 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Clymer. General Lee &c. there. ... 26 October 1774 Adams, John Dined at Home. This Day the Congress finished. Spent the Evening together at the City ... 27 October 1774 Adams, John Went this Morning with Mr. Tudor to see the Carpenters Hall, and the Library, and to Mr. ... 28 October 1774 Adams, John Took our Departure in a very great Rain, from the happy, the peacefull, the elegant, the ... 29 October 1774 Adams, John Rode to Prince Town, where We dine, at the sign of Hudibrass.— Vacation at Nassau Hall. Dr. ... 30 October 1774 Adams, John My Birthday. I am 39 Years of Age.—Rode to Elizabeth Town in New Jersey, where We are to ... 31 October 1774 Adams, John Mr. McDougall, Mr. Scott, Captn. Sears, Mr. Platt, Mr. Hewes came to see us. All but the ...

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1775

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[September 1775]

3 September 1775 Adams, John At Woodstock. Heard Mr. Learned Leonard from Is. 32:16. The Work of Righteousness is Peace, ... 15 September 1775 Adams, John Archibald Bullock and John Houstoun Esquires, and the Revd. Dr. Zubly, appear as Delegates ... 16 September 1775 Adams, John Walking to the Statehouse this Morning, I met Mr. Dickinson, on Foot in Chesnut Street. We ... 16 September 1775 Beninghove, Jacob to Adams, John ... 17 September 1775 Adams, John Mr. Smith, Mr. Imlay and Mr. Hanson, breakfasted with us. Smith is an Englishman, Imlay and ... 18 September 1775 Adams, John This Morning John McPherson Esq. came to my Lodging, and requested to speak with me in ... 19 September 1775 Adams, John This Morning Mr. Henry Hill with his Brother Nat. Barrett came to visit us. Paine introduced ... 20 September 1775 Adams, John Took a Walk in Company with Govr. Ward, Mr. Gadsden and his Son, and Mr. S. Adams, to a ... 21 September 1775 Adams, John The famous Partisan Major Rogers came to our Lodgings to make Us a Visit. He has been in ... 22 September 1775 Adams, John Mr. Gordon spent the Evening here. ... 23 September 1775 Adams, John Mr. Gordon came and told us News, opened his Budget.—Ethan Allen with 500 green mountain ... 23 September 1775 Adams, John Samuel Adams moved, upon Mifflins Letter, that a Sum be advanced from the Treasury for ... 24 September 1775 Adams, John Dyer is very sanguine that the 2 De Witts, one of Windham, the other of Norwich, will make ... 25 September 1775 Adams, John Rode out of Town and dined with Mr. Macpherson. He has the most elegant Seat in Pensilvania, ... 24 September 1775 Adams, John An Uneasiness, among some of the Members concerning a Contract with Willing & Morris, for ... 26 September 1775 Adams, John Wrote to Mrs. A. and Mr. and Mrs. W. ... 27 September 1775 Adams, John Mr. Bullock and Mr. Houstoun, the Gentlemen from Georgia, invited S.A. and me to spend the ... 27 September 1775 Adams, John Willing in favour of Mr. Purveyances Petition.Harrison vs. it. ... 28 September 1775 Adams, John The Congress, and the Assembly of this Province were invited to make an Excursion upon ...

[October 1775]

4 October 1775 Adams, John Johnson. I should be for the Resolutions about Imports and Exports, standing, till further ... 5 October 1775 Adams, John Gadsden. I wish we may confine ourselves to one Point. Let the Point be whether We shall ... 6 October 1775 Adams, John Chase. I dont think the Resolution goes far enough. Ld. Dunmore has been many Months ... 7 October 1775 Adams, John Chase. It is the maddest Idea in the World, to think of building an American Fleet. Its ... 10 October 1775 Adams, John Who shall have the Appointment of the Officers in the 2 Battallions to be raised in New ... 12 October 1775 Adams, John Report, on Trade, considered in a Committee of the whole. ... 13 October 1775 Adams, John R. Livingston. Hopes the whole Matter will be putt off. Is willing as it seems the general ... 16 October 1775 Tyler, John to Adams, John ... 20 October 1775 Adams, John Deane. Their Plunder only afforded one Meal of fresh meat for the privates. All the rest was ... 21 October 1775 Adams, John Zubly. We cant do without Powder, Intelligence, Druggs. Georgia must have an Indian War, if ... 25 October 1775 Adams, John Mr. Duane told me at the Funeral of our late virtuous and able President that he, Mr. Duane, ... 27 October 1775 Adams, John R. R. Livingston. Cloathing will rise tho Provisions will fall. Labourers will be discharged.... 29 October 1775 Adams, John Paine brought in a large Sample of Salt Petre, made in this City, by Mr. Ripsama. It is very ... 30 October 1775 Adams, John Ross. We cant get Seamen to man 4 Vessells. We could not get Seamen to mann our Boats, our ...

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1776

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1777

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1778

[February 1778]

13 February 1778 Adams, John Captain Samuel Tucker, Commander of the Frigate Boston, met me, at Mr. Norton Quincy's, ... 14 February 1778 Adams, John A very fine Morning, the Wind at Northwest. At Daybreak orders were given for the Ship to ... 15 February 1778 Adams, John This Morning weigh'd the last Anchor, and came under Sail, before Breakfast. A fine Wind, ... 16 February 1778 Adams, John Another Storm for our Mortification—the Wind at N.E. and the Snow so thick that the Captain ... 17 February 1778 Adams, John I set a Lesson to my Son in Chambauds French Grammar and asked the Favour of Dr. Noel to ... 18 February 1778 Adams, John Last night, about Sunsett We sailed out of Marblehead Harbour, and have had a fine Wind, ... 19 February 1778 Adams, John Arose at 4 O Clock. The Wind and Weather still fair. The Ship rolls less than Yesterday, and ... 20 February 1778 Adams, John In the Morning nothing to be seen, but soon after another Sail discovered ahead, which is ... 21 February 1778 — 23 February 1778 Adams, John Exhibited such Scaenes as were new to me. We lost Sight of our Enemy it is true but We found ... 24 February 1778 — 26 February 1778 Adams, John Tuesday We spyd a Sail and gave her Chase. We overhawled her, and upon firing a Gun to ... 26 February 1778 Adams, John I have made many Observations, in the late bad Weather, some of which I do not think it ... 27 February 1778 Adams, John A Calm. As soft and warm as Summer. A Species of black Fish, which our officers call ... 28 February 1778 Adams, John Last Night and this Day We have enjoyed a fine easy Breeze. The Ship has had no Motion but ...

[March 1778]

1 March 1778 Adams, John Discovered that our Mainmast was sprung in two Places—one beneath the Main Deck, where if ... 2 March 1778 Adams, John A fine Wind still and a pleasant Morning. The Colour of the Water which is green, not blue ... 3 March 1778 Adams, John Our Wind continued brisk and fresh all the last Night, and this Morning. Our Course is about ... 4 March 1778 Adams, John Fair Weather, but an Adverse Wind, from the N.E., which obliges Us to go to the Southward of ... 5 March 1778 Adams, John This Morning We have the pleasantest Prospect we have yet seen —a fine easy Breeze, from the ... 6 March 1778 Adams, John The Wind continued in the same Point, about South all Night, and the Ship has gone 9 Knotts ... 7 March 1778 Adams, John The same prosperous Wind, and the same beautifull Weather continue. We proceed in our Course ... 8 March 1778 Adams, John The same Wind and Weather continues, and We go at 7 and 1/2 and 8 Knots. We are supposed to ... 9 March 1778 Adams, John Last Night the Wind shifted to the N. West, and blew fresh. It is now still fairer for Us ... 14 March 1778 Adams, John I have omitted inserting the Occurrences of this Week, on Account of the Hurry and ... 19 March 1778 Adams, John I have scarcely been able to stand, or sit, without holding fast, with both my Hands, upon ... 20 March 1778 Adams, John Yester Afternoon, the Weather cleared up, and the Wind came about very fair. We had a great ... 21 March 1778 Adams, John Five Weeks Yesterday, since my Embarkation. This Morning an heavy Wind, and high Sea. We go ... 27 March 1778 Adams, John On Wednesday Evening Mr. Barons died, and Yesterday was committed to the Deep, from the ... 28 March 1778 Adams, John Last night and this Morning We were in the thoroughfare of all the Ships from Bourdeaux. We ... 29 March 1778 Adams, John Becalmed all last Night. This Morning a vast Number of Sails in Sight. St. Martins, and ... 30 March 1778 Adams, John This Morning at 5, the Officer came down and told the Captain that a lofty Ship was close by ... 31 March 1778 Adams, John Lying in the River of Bourdeaux, near Pouliac. A 24 Gun Ship close by Us, under French ...

[April 1778]

1 April 1778 Adams, John This Morning Mr. J. C. Champagne, negociant and Courtier de Marine, at Blaye, came on board, ... 2 April 1778 Adams, John Walked round the Town, to see the Chamber and Council of Commerce, the Parliament which was ... 3 April 1778 Adams, John Waited on the Intendant, dined at Mr. Bondfields and supped at Mr. Le Texiers.—Our Company, ... 4 April 1778 Adams, John About 10 O Clock We commenced our Journey to Paris, and went about 50 miles. ... 5 April 1778 Adams, John Proceeded on our Journey, more than 100 Miles. ... 6 April 1778 Adams, John Arrived at Poictiers, the City so famous, for the Battle which was fought here. It is a ... 7 April 1778 Adams, John Travelled from Les Ormes, the splendid Seat of the Marquis D'Argenson, to Mer. We went ... 8 April 1778 Adams, John Rode through Orleans, &c. and arrived at Paris, about 9 O Clock. For 30 Miles from Paris or ... 9 April 1778 Adams, John This Morning the Bells, and Carriages, and various Cries in the Street make Noise enough, ... 10 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at Monsr. Brillon's, with many Ladies and Gentlemen... Madam Brillon is a Beauty, and ... 11 April 1778 Adams, John Went to Versailles, with Dr. Franklin and Mr. Lee—waited on the Count De Vergennes, the ... 12 April 1778 Adams, John The Attention to me, which has been shewn, from my first Landing in France, at Bourdeaux, by ... 13 April 1778 Adams, John This Morning the Dutchess Dayen, and M. le Marquise De Fayette, came to visit me, and ... 14 April 1778 Adams, John Yesterday Morning sent for the Master of the Accademy in this Place, who came and shewed me ... 15 April 1778 Adams, John Went Yesterday to return the Visits, made me by American Gentlemen. ... 16 April 1778 Adams, John Dr. F. is reported to speak French very well, but I find upon attending to him that he does ... 17 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at home with Company—Mr. Platt and his Lady—Mr. Amiel and his Lady—Mr. Austin—Mr. ... 18 April 1778 Adams, John This Morning the Father of General Conway came to visit me, and enquire after his Son as ... 19 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at home, with Mr. Grand our Banker, his Lady, Daughter and Sons, Mr. Austin, Mr. ... 20 April 1778 Adams, John My Son has been with me since Saturday.—The Concert Spirituel is in the Royal Garden, where ... 21 April 1778 Adams, John Dined, this Day, at Mr. Chaumonts, with the largest Collection of great Company that I have ... 22 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at home and spent the day with Mr. Lee. ... 23 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at home with Company. ... 24 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Buffauts, with much Company. ... 25 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Chaumonts with Company. ... 26 April 1778 Adams, John Dined at home. ... 27 April 1778 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Boulainvilliers, at his House in Passi, with Generals and Bishops and Ladies ... 28 April 1778 Adams, John Dejeunois, chez nous, avec Messrs. Chaumont, Dubourg, Chaumont le jeune, Franklin, Grandpere ... 29 April 1778 Adams, John J'ai bien dormi, le derniere Soir. J'avois diné chez Le Marrechal De Maillebois avec Baucoup ... 30 April 1778 Adams, John Dined with the Mareschall De Mouchy—with the Duke and Duchess D'Ayen, their Daughter the ...

[May 1778]

1 May 1778 Adams, John Aujourdhui J'ai été diner, chez Monsieur Le Duke D'Ayen, le Pere de Mm. Le Ms. Madame la ... 2 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Izzards, with Mr. Lloyd and his Lady, Mr. Francois and much other Company. ... 3 May 1778 Adams, John Mr. Izzard and Lady, Mr. Lloyd and Lady, Dr. Bancroft and much other Company dined, with Dr. ... 4 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Chaumonts, with his Family, and some other Company. ... 5 May 1778 Adams, John Am to dine at home—a great Rarity and a great Blessing! ... 6 May 1778 Adams, John A Spanish Writer of certain Vissions of Hell, relates that a certain Devil who was civil and ... 7 May 1778 Adams, John J'allai, hier, apres midi, a la Revue, ou Le Roy, a fait une Revue de ses Guardes de Suiss ... 8 May 1778 Adams, John This Morning Dr. Franklin, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Adams, went to Versailles, in Order that Mr. ... 9 May 1778 Adams, John This Morning Mr. Joy, Mr. Johonnot, and Mr. Green, came to visit me—Joy who lived at ... 10 May 1778 Adams, John Messieurs Brattle, Waldo, Joy, Johonnot, Green and Austin dined with Us, at Passi. After ... 11 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Sorins, at Passi. ... 12 May 1778 Adams, John Dined, at Mr. Dupré's, at the Montagne. The Gardens and the Prospect are very fine. It lies ... 13 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at M. Chaumonts, with a great deal of Company. After Dinner took a Walk to Chaillot to ... 14 May 1778 Adams, John ... 15 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Grands, with all the Americans, in Paris. ... 17 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at home. Dr. Dubourg, and Mr. Parker and another Gentleman dined with me. ... 18 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. La Frété's Country Seat, at the Foot of Mount Calvare. The House, Gardens, and ... 19 May 1778 Adams, John Dined with Mr. Challut, one of the Farmers General. We were shewn into the superbest Gallery ... 20 May 1778 Adams, John The french Opera is an Entertainment, which is very pleasing, for a few Times. There is ... 21 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at home. ... 22 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at home with a great deal of Company. Went after Dinner to see the Misanthrope of ... 23 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Home with Company. ... 24 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Home. ... 25 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Home. ... 26 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at Mr. Bertins the Secretary of State at his Seat in the Country. Dr. F., his G. Son ... 29 May 1778 Adams, John Dined again at Monsieur La Fretes at the Foot of Calvare. Madam La Fretes four Sisters dined ... 30 May 1778 Adams, John Dined at home with only Dr. F.'s new french Clerk. He has a smattering of Italian, German ...

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1779

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[May 1779]

7 May 1779 — 8 May 1779 Adams, John Mr. Odea of Paimbœuf, Coll. Wibirt and Mr. Ford, dined in the Cabin. O. speaks English ... 9 May 1779 Adams, John The Pilot came on Board this Morning from St. Nazare, and pronounced it unsafe to go out, ... 10 May 1779 Adams, John This Morning the Wind at S.E. The Pilot came on board, the Alliance unmoored and set Sail, ... 11 May 1779 Adams, John Sailing by Belisle, which the English took last War after a Defence of Six Weeks with about ... 12 May 1779 Adams, John Landais is jealous of every Thing. Jealous of every Body, of all his Officers, all his ... 13 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore and dined with Captain Jones at the Epèe Royal. Mr. Amiel, Mr. Dick, Dr. ... 14 May 1779 Adams, John On Board all day, ill of a Cold. Many Gentlemen came on board to visit me. A Dr. Brooks, ... 15 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore, and dined with Captain Jones at the Mess, at L'Epee Royale. Mr. Hill, Capt. ... 16 May 1779 Adams, John Went on Shore, and dined with Mr. Moylan. Jones, Landais, Chaumont Pere et Fils, Moylan ... 17 May 1779 Adams, John L. gave Us an Account of St. George at Paris, a Molatto Man, Son of a former Governor of ... 18 May 1779 Adams, John On Board all day, reading Don Quixot. ... 19 May 1779 Adams, John Pleasant. My State is tedious enough, waiting for the Chevalier, and loosing Time and Wind. ... 20 May 1779 Adams, John Went ashore, met a Servant of Mr. Chaumont on the Wharf, who presented me his Masters ... 21 May 1779 Adams, John Mr. Ingraham and Mr. Merrick dined with me, in the Cabbin. ... 22 May 1779 Adams, John Went ashore. Dr. Windship revealed to me, a Secret concerning the Parson.—Good God! ... He ... 23 May 1779 Adams, John Waited in the Morning on Mr. Chaumont, agreed to go tomorrow Morning, on board the Sensible ... 24 May 1779 Adams, John Went with Mr. Chaumont to make my Visit to the Captain of the Sensible, the Frigate in which ...

[June 1779]

1 June 1779 Adams, John Dined on Shore at the Coffee House with Jones, Landais, the two Aids de Camp of the Marquis ... 2 June 1779 Adams, John Dined on Board the Sensible, at the Invitation of the Captn. Mr. Chavan Chavagnes, with Mr. ... 8 June 1779 Adams, John Yesterday I sent one Boat with some of my Things, and this Morning another with the ... 12 June 1779 Adams, John Last night, the Chevalier de La Luzerne arrived, and took Lodgings at the Epee Royal, in a ... 17 June 1779 Adams, John At 6 O Clock this Morning, Monsieur Chavan, Capitain of the Sensible, sent his Canot, on ... 18 June 1779 Adams, John This Morning, the Monsieur a french Privateer, which sailed out from L'orient as We went ... 18 June 1779 Adams, John The orders are to breakfast at 10., dine at 5. and sup at 10. ... 19 June 1779 Adams, John The two Privateers, which were in Sight Yesterday, are so still with two others. ... 20 June 1779 Adams, John Two Privateers have been in sight all this day. One advanced, and fired several Guns in ... 21 June 1779 Adams, John This Morning I found Mr. Marbois recovered of his Sea Sickness. I fell into Conversation ... 22 June 1779 Adams, John We have had a fine Wind ever since We came out of L'orient, but it blows fresher today than ... 23 June 1779 Adams, John This Forenoon, fell strangely, yet very easily into Conversation with M.M. ... 24 June 1779 Adams, John Mr. Marbois told a Story of an Ecclesiastic, who pronounced a funeral oration on Marshall ... 25 June 1779 Adams, John ... 26 June 1779 Adams, John ... 27 June 1779 Adams, John ... 28 June 1779 Adams, John We have been favoured, in our Voyage hitherto, beyond my utmost Expectations. We have ... 30 June 1779 Adams, John Mr. Marbois, this Morning, upon my Enquiry, told me, that the Chevalier de la Luzerne is the ...

[July 1779]

[November 1779]

[December 1779]

5 December 1779 Adams, John We are now supposed to be within 100 Leagues of Ferrol or Corunna, to one of which Places We ... 7 December 1779 Adams, John About 11. O Clock discovered Land—two large Mountains, one sharp and steep, another large ... 8 December 1779 Adams, John Got into Ferrol, where We found the french Ships of the Line, went on Board the General ... 9 December 1779 Adams, John Came on Shore with all my family. Took Lodgings. Dined with the Spanish Lieutenant General ... 10 December 1779 Adams, John Supped and slept at my Lodgings. Breakfasted on Spanish Chocolate which answers the Fame it ... 13 December 1779 Adams, John Yesterday, I walked about the Town but there is nothing to be seen, excepting two Churches ... 14 December 1779 Adams, John Walked to the Barracks and dry docks, to shew them to Charles. The Stone of which these ... 15 December 1779 Adams, John This Morning We arose at 5 or 6 O Clock, went over in a Boat, and mounted our Mules. ... 16 December 1779 Adams, John This Morning the Governor of the Province of Gallice, and the Governor of the Town of ... 17 December 1779 Adams, John The Consul conducted me to the Souvereign Court of Justice. There are three Halls—one of ... 18 December 1779 Adams, John Walked all round the Town, round the Wharves, Slips &c. on the Water and round the Walls vs. ... 19 December 1779 Adams, John Dined, with Monsieur De Tournelle the French Consul, in Company, with all my Family, the ... 20 December 1779 Adams, John Went to the Audiencia, where We saw the four Judges setting in their Robes, the Advocates in ... 22 December 1779 Adams, John Drank Tea, at Senior Lagoaneres. Saw the Ladies drink Chocolat in the Spanish Fashion. ... 24 December 1779 Adams, John Dined on Board the Bellepoule, with the Officers of the Galatea and the Bellepoule. ... 25 December 1779 Adams, John Went to the Palace, at 11. o Clock, to take my Leave of his Excellency. Mr. O Heir the ... 26 December 1779 Adams, John At half after two, We mounted our Carriages and Mules, and rode four Leagues to Betanzos, ... 27 December 1779 Adams, John Travelled from Betanzos to Castillano. The Roads still mountainous and rocky. We broke one ... 28 December 1779 Adams, John Went from Castillan to Baamonde. The first Part of the Road, very bad, the latter Part ... 30 December 1779 Adams, John At Lugo, where We arrived Yesterday. We passed Yesterday the River Minho which originates in ... 31 December 1779 Adams, John Rode from Galliego to Sebrero, Seven Leagues. The Journey Yesterday and to day has been very ...

1780

[January 1780]

1 January 1780 Adams, John Arrived at Villa Franca, Seven Leagues. The Road at first was very bad. Steep, sharp ... 2 January 1780 Adams, John Rode from Villa franca de el Bierzo Rio Puente. We dined at Ponferrada. We passed through ... 3 January 1780 Adams, John Rode to Astorga. We passed through the Town and Country of the Marragattoes. The Town is ... 4 January 1780 Adams, John Found clean Beds and no fleas for the first Time in Spain. Walked twice, round the Walls of ... 5 January 1780 Adams, John Rode from Astorga to Leon, eight Leagues. This is one great Plain. The Road very fine. Great ... 6 January 1780 Adams, John Went to view the Cathedral Church which is magnificent, but not equal to that at Astorga if ... 7 January 1780 Adams, John I have not seen a Chimney in Spain, except one of the french Consul at Corunna. One or two ... 8 January 1780 Adams, John Rode from San Juan Segun, to Paredese de Nava. We have passed thro a Village every League. ... 11 January 1780 Adams, John Arrived at Burgos. We came from Sellada el Camino, 4 Leagues. We had Fog, and Rain and Snow, ... 12 January 1780 Adams, John Arrived at Bribiesca, where there are two Convents, one of Men, the other of Women, both ... 13 January 1780 Adams, John Rode from Bribiesca to Pancourbo where we dined. We passed thro Courbo, which is a little ... 14 January 1780 Adams, John Rode from Ezpexo to Orduña, four Leagues. The Road is made all the Way, at a great Expence, ... 15 January 1780 Adams, John Followed the Road by the Side of the River, between two Rows of Mountains, untill We opened ... 16 January 1780 Adams, John Reposed and wrote. ... 17 January 1780 Adams, John Dined, with the two Messrs. Gardoquis and a Nephew of theirs. After Dinner the Gentlemen ... 18 January 1780 Adams, John Spent the Day in Walking about the Town. Walked round the Wharf upon the River, through the ... 19 January 1780 Adams, John Went down the River, on a Visit to the Rambler a Letter of Mark, of 18 Guns, belonging to Mr.... 31 January 1780 Adams, John On the 20th We left Bilbao, arrived at Bayonne the 23d. Staid one day, there. Sat off for ...

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