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Browsing: Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0001-0001-0003

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-03-17

17th.

This morning I finished the business of my admission. I carried the bond to Mr. Gannett the Steward. He then certified that { 3 } I had complied with the Law. This certificate I went with to the President's, who thereupon signed an Admittatur,1 which I had to carry again to the Steward, to be filed with the College Papers. The Steward told me then I was to all intents and Purposes, generally, and in all particulars a Member of the University.
I then went to Boston with my Cousin, and Abbot, of the Juniors. I paid a number of Visits, and dined at my Uncle Smith's. Walk'd about the Town, with Charles Storer; spent the Evening, and supped, at Deacon Storer's, lodged at my Uncle Smiths.
1. JQA's certificate of admission (Adams Papers) is described and illustrated in this volume; see the Descriptive List of Illustrations, John Quincy Adams' Admittatur to Harvard, 17 March 1786 4No. 1.
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/