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Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0001-0001-0003

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-03-17


This morning I finished the business of my admission. I carried the bond to Mr. Gannett the Steward. He then certified that { 3 } I had complied with the Law. This certificate I went with to the President's, who thereupon signed an Admittatur,1 which I had to carry again to the Steward, to be filed with the College Papers. The Steward told me then I was to all intents and Purposes, generally, and in all particulars a Member of the University.
I then went to Boston with my Cousin, and Abbot, of the Juniors. I paid a number of Visits, and dined at my Uncle Smith's. Walk'd about the Town, with Charles Storer; spent the Evening, and supped, at Deacon Storer's, lodged at my Uncle Smiths.
1. JQA's certificate of admission (Adams Papers) is described and illustrated in this volume; see the Descriptive List of Illustrations, John Quincy Adams' Admittatur to Harvard, 17 March 1786 4No. 1.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0001-0001-0004

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-03-18


Went with Charles Storer, and heard, the debates in the House of Representatives; and afterwards, the pleadings, at the Supreme Court. Dined at Deacon Storer's with Mr. Jackson. As Dr. Tufts was detained in Town, he let me have his horse, to go out to Braintree with. I set out between 3 and 4, with Mr. Cranch. I stopp'd and drank tea at my Uncle Adams's. Got home, just before dark.

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

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-03-19


Heard Mr. Wibird, preach all day from Romans VIII. 1st. There is therefore now no Condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The Ladies complain'd that it was an old one, which, had been delivered so many Times, that, they had it, almost by heart: indeed it is said Mr. Wibird has written but very few Sermons; and preaches them over and over in a continual succession. I went down to the Library, in the Evening, and got me, some books, which I shall want at College.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0001-0001-0006

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1786-03-20


The whole forenoon, I was with my Cousin, down at our house, packing up, furniture, though many articles, are yet to be got. Mr. Cranch went to Boston in the forenoon, and Mr. Tyler, said he was very much mortified, he was obliged to attend the town meeting, but he should be at home in the Evening. It was { 4 } | view { 5 } however so late before he return'd that I could not have the Pleasure of his Company in the Evening.
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.