This morning I went with Mr. D. to the Dutch Ambassador's and to the Resident's.1 Went and took a walk upon the quay with Mr. Artaud. Mr. D. spent the evening out.
1. Dutch recognition of American independence brought closer diplomatic ties between
the isolated Dana and Dutch representatives at St. Petersburg. Dana wrote to JA on this day: “The Dutch Resident made a visit yesterday to give me the news. I have
visited [him] today. . . . The Ambassador this week, returned a visit I had made him [on 2 May, see entry, above] in consequence of an intimation he had given that it wou'd be agreeable to him. I
have visited him again to day on this occasion” (29 April O.S., Adams Papers).
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, 2015.