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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


This foot note contained in document ADMS-03-01-02-0007-0005-0007
2. Mr. and Mrs. John Rucker, who became intimate with the Adamses when they moved to London later in the year. Rucker was a partner in Robert Morris' New York commercial house. In 1787 he got into difficulties which caused him to leave England under a cloud and required JA to journey to Holland at two days' notice to sign bonds for a new loan so that the interest on the Dutch loan could be paid ( Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. , 3:210; AA2 to JQA , 10 June–16 July 1787, Adams Papers).