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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0007-0012-0022

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1785-10-23

23d.

Attended the meeting forenoon, and afternoon. After tea, I went down with my Cousin to Mr. White's. We met Leonard at the door; he was just coming up to my uncle's, but went back when we got there. Staid but a few minutes there, and when I return'd found Mr. Thaxter and Mr. Redington there: the Storm subsided in the Course of the last night, but the weather to day has been hazy, and disagreeable. I never saw in Europe, saw it Storm and reign 48 hours at a time, with incessant violence. It is however not uncommon in this Country: especially at this Season of the year.
The river is exceeding high, and will probably rise much higher still, in the Course of a day or two. There was yesterday a man belonging to this town, drown'd between here and Newbury.