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John Quincy Adams
Diary Entry

Saturday 12th [of August] 1780

This morning a Gentleman whose name is du Bois came here to see Pappa. He stay'd some time and then went away. Pappa went out to dinner but Brother Charles and myself dined at our lodgings. At about 5 o clock Pappa came back with Commodore Gillon and two other Gentlemen and Captn. Joyner. Mr. Holdenpyl who is brother in law to Commodore Gillon went with my brother Charles and I to his lodgings where we drank tea,

Adams, John Quincy. Diary entry, August 12, 1780. Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society. Published in Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volume 1: November 1779 - March 1786 (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981). Pages 53-54.