. There is a very full and engaging account of this celebration, which lasted from dawn
till midnight, reprinted from an Amsterdam paper, in the Boston Gazette
, 24 Sept. 1781, p. 3, cols. 1–2. It is also mentioned by JQA
in his Diary under 4 July, although he and CA
did not attend.
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, 2017.