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Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0002-0007-0021

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1787-07-21

21st.

Pretty much fatigued, after all the business of the week. Charles and Tom came from Cambridge this afternoon: my { 267 } Cousin, went to Boston in the morning, and return'd with his father at night.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0002-0007-0022

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1787-07-22

22d.

Staid at home from meeting the whole day, and was busily employ'd in writing; and yet have not been able to get letters ready to sail by Captain Folgier, who proposes sailing very soon for London.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0002-0007-0023

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1787-07-23

23d.

Beale paid us a visit this forenoon, and dined with us all at Mr. Apthorp's: where we likewise past the afternoon. There is a degree of singularity, running through all this family: I never feel myself under so much restraint any where as in that house: Mr. Apthorp, is disgusting by his eternal admiration of every thing that is english. His lady is agreeable; but perhaps too pointedly civil and polite, to make company perfectly easy: Betsey is sensible and amiable; but extremely diffident and remarkably silent. I know not why, but I believe I never could be sociable with her: Charlotte is more talkative, and at first view more pleasing: but she is affected and fantastical, and in her manners amazingly stiff, and unpliant. In short they are different from the rest of the world and as such I must always view them.
George Blake was over here this afternoon.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0002-0007-0024

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1787-07-24

24th.

Went out in the morning with young Quincy,1 and My brother Tom, on a shooting party: we went down on the marshes and had very good sport.
Lost the afternoon in idleness: Charles went over to Weymouth.
1. Probably Josiah Quincy III, a classmate of TBA 's, later a congressman, mayor of Boston, and president of Harvard (Robert A. McCaughey, Josiah Quincy, 1772–1864: The Last Federalist, Cambridge, 1974).

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0002-0007-0025

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1787-07-25

25th.

Was all the forenoon again on the marshes, with my cousin and my brother Tom: Charles set out this morning for Haverhill. I wrote but little this day, and lost all the afternoon.
Rainy and foggy weather.
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