. This entry fixes the date of JA
’s fitting out and establishing himself in his law office in the house now known as
the John Quincy Adams Birthplace, which he had inherited from his father (see entry
of 24 Oct. 1762
) and which the Savils must by now have vacated. The law office was in the southeast
room on the ground floor and JA
opened a new doorway into it from the street. During the 19th century the doorway
was boarded over but it has since been restored. See Waldo C. Sprague, The President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams Birthplaces
, Quincy, 1959 (unpaged).
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.