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2. James Grubb, a Virginia merchant at Lorient. Thirty years later JQA employed Grubb as his private secretary in London. “He was then [in the 1780s] flourishing in Youth and Prosperity,” JQA wrote to his mother, “but has since been unfortunate, and now with a wife and six children, even the employment that I give him is a relief to him” ( Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. , 2:450; 3:97; JQA to AA , 24 Aug. 1815, Adams Papers).