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Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0006-0001-0010

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1784-08-18

Wednesday [18th.]

Coll. Humphreys1 arrived.
1. David Humphreys, a former aide-decamp to Washington, was appointed on 12 May secretary to the Commission (which included JA, Franklin, and Jefferson) to negotiate treaties of amity and commerce with foreign powers (DAB; JCC, 27:375). Humphreys later became known as one of the Hartford Wits.
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, 2018.