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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0002-0005-0005

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1780-09-05

Tuesday September the 5th 1780.

As I have nothing else to write for to day I will translate from the Guide D'Amsterdam something about the Medical Garden.1
This is all which is said in the book of that garden.
This evening Stevens came here and brought me two letters from Paris one from Cockran and the other from Deane2 two of my Schoolmates at Paris.
1. JQA's marginal note here, “vide Page 11 of this volume of my Journal,” refers to his entry of 25 Aug. (above), where he describes his visit to the Medicinal Garden.
This paragraph is followed by JQA's English translation of Le Guide, ou nouvelle description d'Amsterdam, p. 224–226, though JQA's description of the Medicinal Garden differs somewhat from the source. There are mistranslations and omissions, and some paraphrasing and alterations, a number probably arising from changes in the Garden since the publication of Le Guide in 1772.
2. Letters not found.
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/