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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0001-0003-0001

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1779

[Back Cover]

Mamma | |1   Letters to America  
Sister |   Mamma |2  
Brother |   Sister | |3  
Mr. Thaxter | | | | | | | | | | | |   Tommy |4  
{ 22 } | view
Uncle Smith |   Harry Warren |5  
Pappa | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Josh Green |6  
Charles | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Cousin Billy |7  
Col. Jonno | |   Cousin Lucy8  
Sammy | | | | | | | | | | | |   George Warren9  
Capt. Tucker |    
Captn. Chavagnes | | | | | | | | | |   Letters  
Mr. Allen | | | | | | | | |    
Mr. Dana | | | | | | | | | |    
Coll. Fleury |    
French Consul | | | | | | | | | | | | |    
Flamand | | | | | | | |    
Mr. Lagoanere | | | | | |   Total  
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1. These two columns of names with tallies appear on the outside back cover of D/JQA/I. The first column was a crude index for the Diary booklet, indicating the number of references JQA made to the individual listed. See note 1 for entry of 13 Nov. (above). In several instances JQA used superscript numbers to record the sums of his individual tallies in this column, but these have been omitted.
3. Neither letter has been found.
4. JQA to TBA, 12 Dec. (same, 3:248).
5. Letter not found. Henry Warren, son of James and Mercy (Otis) Warren (Mrs. Washington A. Roebling, Richard Warren of the Mayflower, Boston, 1901, p. 27–28).
6. Letter not found. Joshua Green Jr., son of Joshua and Hannah (Storer) Green; Mrs. Green was an intimate friend and correspondent of AA (Samuel Abbott Green, An Account of Percival and Ellen Green and of Some of Their Descendants, Groton, Mass., 1876, p. 23–24).
7. Since many of JQA's letters from Europe to his sister and cousins were primarily copied passages from his Diary entries, JQA here may be referring to a copy of his “Journal from America to France,” covering the period 12–20 Nov., which apparently came into William Cranch's hands and was endorsed by him (MHi:Jacob Norton Papers). Cranch (1769–1855), Harvard 1787, was the son of Mary Smith and Richard Cranch, and cousin of JQA. The two were close friends during their years together at Harvard. See entry for 19 March 1787 (below). Cranch studied law in Boston and practiced in the area for a short time before heading to Washington, where he was involved in some ill-fated speculative investments. In 1801 JA appointed him an assistant judge for the circuit court of the District of Columbia, and later Thomas Jefferson appointed him as the court's chief justice, a position he held throughout his life. Cranch is perhaps more widely known as reporter for the U.S. Supreme Court, in which capacity he served from 1802 to 1817.
8. Lucy Cranch (1767–1846), sister of William Cranch, married in 1795 John Greenleaf, a blind musician and brother of Anna (Nancy) Greenleaf, whom Lucy's brother William married two days later.
9. George Warren, son of James and Mercy (Otis) Warren (Roebling, Richard Warren of the Mayflower, p. 27–28).
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, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/