. That is, the house now known as the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, which JA
had inherited and to which he brought AA
after their marriage in the following October. This passage establishes beyond question
the fact that JA
continued to live with his mother in the house next door (the John Adams Birthplace)
into the year 1764. But it leaves open the question whether or not he had yet opened
his law office in the JQA
Birthplace. A note by the present editors in JA's Diary and Autobiography
, under the entry dated 20 Nov. 1761, is too positive on this point.
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.