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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1


Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0002-0005-0014

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1780-09-12

Tuesday the 12th of September 1780.

Received <two lett><one> a Letter from Mr. Thaxter.1 Nothing remarkable this day.
Reading a Volume of the Spectator I found something which I will copy.2
1. Undoubtedly that of 4 Sept., on which date Thaxter also wrote to JA (Adams Family Correspondence, 3:411–413).
2. Here follows, on three and one-half pages in the Diary, Alexander Pope's poem, “Messiah, A sacred Eclogue . . . in Imitation of Virgil's Pollio,” from “Spec. vol 5, Number 378,” where the poem was published for the first time on 14 May 1712 (ed. Bond, 3:419–422).
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/