Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1 Previous document in volume Tuesday 25th of July. Next document in volume Thursday 27th. Wednesday 26th. JQA Wednesday 26th. Adams, John Quincy Wednesday 26th. Prepared everything for the journey. In the afternoon pappa went to Dr. Franklin's for a Passport.1 1. At this time American ministers were empowered to issue passports to Americans traveling in the country to which they were accredited ( Adams Family Correspondence , 4:xv).