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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0007-0011-0030

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1785-09-30

30th.

This morning at 7 o'clock I cross'd Charlestown ferry. At about 8 I got into a Chaise with a Mrs. Webster a lady, that I never saw but who has de grands talens pour le silence. We went through Cambridge, but the horse was so restless, that I could not get out to speak to my brother or Cousin. We stopp'd and dined about 16 miles from Haverhill. Had an exceeding good Dinner, and at a very moderate charge, which I have seldom found in my own Country. It was about 6 in the evening when, we got to Haverhill; in the whole day, there was about the value of a quarter of an hour's conversation pass'd between us. How much more agreeable would my journey have been, had I come with My Cousin. I was heartily glad when I got to my Uncle's house.
My Aunt was drinking Tea at Mrs. Payson's, and I went over there with Mr. Shaw. In the Evening I delivered Lucy Cranch's message, with the wedding Cake to Miss Hazen.