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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0006-0002-0006

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1784-09-06


Monday Mr. Tracy1 dined with us.
1. Nathaniel Tracy had come to France via Cowes with Jefferson and his daughter Martha aboard his vessel Ceres, which had sailed from Boston in early July. His purpose was to settle claims against his firm; his lack of success eventually contributed to his worsening financial plight (Jefferson, Papers, 7:363–364; Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates, 17:250).
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.