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Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0005-0002-0002

Author: Smith, Daniel
Recipient: Adams, John
DateRange: 1775-05-13 - 1775-07-10

[Daniel Smith's Bill for Entertainment.]1

Jno. Adams Esqr.
To Daniel Smith  
Dr.  
1775       £    s   d  
May   13th.   To Bottle Brandy     2   6  
  26.   To Bottle do.     2   6  
July   10.   To Quart Spirits     2   6  
      £0   7   6  
    To 5 dinner Clubs with the Delegates   2   9   8  
      2   17   2  
[signed] Recd. the Contents Danl. Smith
{ 165 }
1. M-Ar: vol. 210. Endorsed by JA: “Mr. Smiths Acct.” See JA's Account with Massachusetts, April–Aug. 1775 above, and note 6 there.

Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0005-0002-0003

Author: Young, J. Jr.
Recipient: Adams, John
DateRange: 1775-06-14 - 1775-07-31

[J. Young Jr.'s Bill for Riding Equipment.]1

John Adams Esqr. B[ough]t of J. Young Junr.  
1775            
June   14.   To a new Pad and Double raind Curb Bridle   £    14   6  
  15.   Mendg. an old Bridle     1    
July   3.   To a Cover for sword Scabboard     3    
  14.   To a small pad for housings     2    
  31.   To a Portmanteau & Strap's   1   7    
    To a Pair Pistol Bags   1      
    To a Male pylion     6    
      £3:   13:   6  
[signed] Recd. the Contents in full J. Young jr.
1. M-Ar: vol. 210.

Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0005-0002-0004

Author: Yard, Sarah
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1775-08-01

[Sarah Yard's Bill for Board.]1

Mr. John Adams  Dr.  To Mrs. Yard.  
1775          
Augt. 1st.   To your Board & Lodging from the 10th May to this day 11 1/2 Wks.à 30s. per Wk.   £17:   5    
  To your Servants Board for 7 Wks. 4 days à 15s.   5:   12:   6  
  To your Proportion to the Parlour and Candles 11 1/2 Wks. à 4s.   2:   6    
  To your proportion of the Liquor   13:   10    
    £38:   13:   6  
[signed] Receiv'd the Above in full—Sarah Yard
  38   13   6    
  7   14   8   1/2  
  £30.   18.   9   1/2  
L.M.   £30:   18s:   10d  
39:   2    
38:   13:   6  
  8:   6  
1. M-Ar: vol. 210. The arithmetic at the foot of the paper is in JA's hand.
According to its Journal, Congress adjourned on 1 Aug. to meet again on 5 { 166 } Sept. (JCC, 2:239). But it should be noted that R. T. Paine's Diary (MHi) has under 1 Aug. only the notation “Very hott,” but on the following day: “D[itt]o. Congress adj[ourne]d. ... 1/2 past 12 Clock Sat out, Stopt at Red Lyon. ... thence to Trenton. Lodged.” Clearly Congress met at least briefly on the 2d; see also Francis Lewis to Philip Schuyler, 2 Aug. (Burnett, ed., Letters of Members, 1:187). From Paine's use of the second person plural in entries recording his return to Massachusetts, it seems likely that the other delegates accompanied him, but there is nothing to confirm that JA did so, and he certainly reached Braintree well before Paine reached Taunton on the 10th, because on that day JA attended a meeting of the Massachusetts Council, to which he had been elected by the new House on 21 July (Mass., House Jour., 1775–1776, 1st sess., 6:60). See also the following entry and note.
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.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/