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Docno: ADMS-13-02-02-0003-0008-0009

Author: CFA
Date: 1827-08-09

Thursday. August 9th.

Took a salt water bath and stopped at George’s. Wrote a note to Abby1 and rode to Quincy in the Stage, Mrs. Royall in Company.2 This lady being my aversion, I took care to remain Incognito until after I had got out of her reach. And after that I cared not for her anger which was great.
1. Missing.
2. Anne (Newport) Royall (1769–1854), the author of several books of travel and of a novel, The Tennessean, 1827, which has been called “one of the worst ever written in America” (DAB). Mrs. Royall’s account of her encounter with Adams has been quoted in the Editorial Introduction to these volumes.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.