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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0004-0003-0028

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1782-02-28

28th. Thursday.

In the forenoon I received a letter from Holland, from my Father;1 and another From America.2 Mr. D went to take a ride after dinner. Stay'd at home all day. Cloudy weather. Finished the first volume of Mrs. Macaulay's history of England 420 pages and begun the 2d.
1. That of 5 Feb. ( Adams Family Correspondence , 4:282–283), which JQA says he “receiv'd three days agone” ( JQA to JA , 4 March, same, p. 286–287).
2. The only possibility, from evidence in surviving letters, is Elizabeth Cranch to JQA , May 1781 (same, p. 146–148), which JQA states he received “some days agone” in his reply to her of 17 March (same, p. 297).