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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0010-0006-0004

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1780-08-29

29 Aug.1

30 Wednesday. Mr. Vanberckle2
31 Thursday. Mr. Crommelin opde Keyzers Gragt.
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1 Fryday. Mrs. Chabanels.
3 Sunday. M. De Neuville, De Neuville
[6] Wednesday. Bicker3
[7] Thursday.
[10] Sunday. Cromelin
[12] Tuesday. Grand
[13] Wednesday. Chabanell
[14] Thursday. De Neufville
1. This list of engagements appears on the last page but one of D/JA/32. The entries may or may not have all been put down on 29 Aug.; space was left for insertions between those that do not fall on successive days.
2. Engelbert Francois van Berckel (1726–1796), pensionary of Amsterdam, an early enthusiast in the American cause, and younger brother of Pieter Johan van Berckel, who became the first minister from the Netherlands to the United States, 1783 ( Nieuw Ned. Biog. Woordenboek , 4:109–111; 2:128–129).
3. Henrick Bicker (1722–1783), an Amsterdam merchant who in the following month advised JA on his first steps to secure a Dutch loan to the { 448 } United States and who proved to JA “a sincere friend and faithful counsellor, from first to last” (Johan E. Elias, De vroedschap van Amsterdam, Haarlem, 1903–1905, 1:361; JA, Corr. in the Boston Patriot , p. 171).