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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0009-0008-0003

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1779-12-08

8 Wednesday.

Got into Ferrol, where We found the french Ships of the Line, went on Board the General Sade,1 went ashore, visited the Spanish General Don Joseph St. Vincent, took a Walk about Town, saw a great No. of Spanish and french Officers. Returned on Board the Frigate.2
1. See entry of 13 Dec., below.
2. JQA 's Diary provides a great deal more detail on the entrance to the harbor and the events of this day. This is true occasionally on succeeding days, and Francis Dana's Journal in Spain is also very full. They are cited here, however, only when they clarify or correct JA 's Diary.