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Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0007-0002

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-07-22


A 11 heures du soir mon Pere arriva de Paris.1
1. Absent from The Hague since late Oct. 1782, JA returned there on this day, and after two weeks of discussions with his Patriot friends at The Hague and merchants and bankers in Amsterdam, he departed for Paris with JQA. JA thought his stay in Europe would end shortly after negotiations with Great Britain were completed, and he wanted his son to come with him and serve as his secretary during the interim (JA, Diary and Autobiography, 3:141–142; Book of Abigail and John, p. 360–362).

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-07-26


Je partis de la Haye á 6 heures du matin avec mon Pere, arrivé a Amsterdam á 1. heure aprés midi.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0007-0004

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-07-28


Diné chés Mr. W. Willink.1
1. Wilhem Willink of Wilhem and Jan Willink, one of the three Amsterdam banking houses which raised the first Dutch loan for the United States in 1782 (JA, Diary and Autobiography, 3:125; 2:451).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0007-0005

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-07-29


Diné chés Mr. Ingraham.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0007-0006

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-07-30


Nous retournames à la Haye.

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0008-0001

Author: Adams, John Quincy
DateRange: 1783-08 - 1783-12


J.Q.A. Diary
Aug 6 1783 – Dec 5 1783.1
1. Titlepage of D/JQA/8, on the cover of a leather-bound 7¼″ × 4⅜″ writing book with the inscription in an unknown hand. The Diary book covers the period 629 Aug. (with no entries for 13–14, 17–19, and 24–26 Aug.) and 2022 Sept. 1783, only, taking up 34 of the book's 104 pages. These entries are printed with those remaining from D/JQA/7; but see entry for Januarius 1783, note 1 (post 31 Jan., above).

Docno: ADMS-03-01-02-0005-0009-0001

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1783-08-06

August. 6th. 1783. Wednesday.

This morning, I set out from the Hague, in Company with my Father; at about half past 4. o'clock in the morning. At 7. we arrived at Rotterdam; passed the Maes [Meuse], and rode as far as Moerdyk, where we arrived at about 12. We were obliged to stay { 177 } till 4. o'clock, because the wind, and tide were both contrary. We arrived at about 11. o'clock at night at the last Post before Antwerp, and cannot go any further because the gates of the City are shut from 9. o'clock at night untill 4. in the morning. The Land from the Hague to Moerdyk is good; and is for the most part planted with wheat, oats, and horsebeans; but for the 5. last Leagues the Land is very bad and produces nothing at all.
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.