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Saturday. Decr. 6th. 1783.
Dined at Mr. W. Vassal's1
. William Vassall, once a prominent Bostonian, now a loyalist refugee, whom JA
later described as “one of my old friends and clients ... a man of letters and virtues,
without one vice that I ever knew or suspected, except garrulity” (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates
, 9:349–359; JA, Works
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.