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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1788-06-10


Stroll'd a mile or two with Pickman: he has the appearance of a true and faithful Lover, and acknowledges that he takes but { 416 } very little satisfaction in this Town: he proposes spending but a few weeks more here, and then to open an office in Salem.
As I came home I stopp'd and past an hour at Mrs. Hooper's.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1788-06-11


I walk'd this evening with Stacey. The weather was very beautiful, and we proposed to form a party for a Serenade, as soon as may be convenient.

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Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1788-06-12


Townsend arrived in town this forenoon: I called at Mrs. Hooper's to see him immediately after dinner: he looks better than he was when he left this Town; but his situation still appears to me to be critical. Club met at Pickman's. Putnam appeared rather sober. Townsend was obliged to retire just before Sun-set. Farnham too was not in the highest Spirits, for Mr. Prout marries Miss S. Jenkins this evening. At nine we separated and at ten met again at my room. We sallied out at about eleven, and serenaded the Ladies in Town till between three and four in the morning.

Docno: ADMS-03-02-02-0003-0006-0013

Author: Adams, John Quincy
Date: 1788-06-13


Townsend, and one or two more of my friends dined with me this day. He went in the afternoon to see Mrs. Emery, and found there, a Miss Taylor who came there last evening from Boston: she was going to Exeter, and as Townsend was going to take a ride; he proposed to go in company with her as far as the ferry. This Miss Taylor is handsome, and remarkably sociable; and although she has been in a declining State of health, for more than a year past, and came very lately from Halifax, to Boston merely to recruit her strength, yet by some unaccountable deception she looks in the finest bloom of Health. It seems indeed to be an uncommon felicity attending many young Ladies at this day, that they can enjoy all the benefits of ill health without, being much afflicted, with its cruel pains.
We accompanied the Lady to Amesbury; and after seeing her into the boat took our leave. Returning home we stopp'd and drank tea with Mrs. Atkins. Mrs. Bass and Mr. Atkins had just arrived from Dunstable. I pass'd the evening with Townsend at { 417 } Mrs. Hooper's; but came home quite early, as I was somewhat fatigued by the last night's expedition.
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.