probably left Baltimore on 2 March and arrived in Philadelphia by the 5th, the day
to which Congress had, at its last sitting in Baltimore (27 Feb.), adjourned, though
a quorum of members did not assemble until 12 March (JCC
, 7:168–169). JA
lodged at Mrs. Yard's in Second Street until 14 March, but on that day moved to Capt.
Robert Duncan's on the south side of Walnut Street between Second and Third, because
he got cheaper terms there; his fellow boarders included William Whipple of New Hampshire
and Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut (JA
March, Adams Papers
). Here he stayed until 12 Sept.; see Diary, 15 Sept.
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.