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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


This foot note contained in document ADMS-03-01-02-0007-0010-0021
1. Dated 28 April ( LbC , Adams Papers). John Trumbull, the Connecticut poet and lawyer, had studied with JA in 1773–1774. He published the first part of his widely popular poem McFingal in 1775. Consisting of four cantos in Hudibrastic verse, it described the blunders of British leaders during the Revolution (Victor E. Gimmestad, John Trumbull, N.Y., 1974).