Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Saturday 12th 1780.

Monday 14th of August 1780.

Sunday 13th 1780. JQA Sunday 13th 1780. Adams, John Quincy
Sunday 13th 1780.

This morning Mr. Deneufville came and My Pappa, Commodore Gillon, Mr. Holdenpyl, Captn. Joyner Mr. Appleton Brother Charles and myself went to Haerlem to a Country Seat belonging to Mr. Deneufville. We went to see some curiosities. We saw a great number of stuff'd birds. We saw also a stuff'd Lion. After this we dined at Mr. Deneufville's seat. After dinner we took a walk to the wood. We walked there till six o clock and then went back to Mr. Deneufville's seat. We stay'd there till about 8 o clock and then took leave of Mr. Holdenpyl who is going back to Rotterdam where he lives. He is to set away for Rotterdam at ten o clock. At eight o clock we set out Mr. Deneufville, Pappa Commodore Gillon, and My Brother Charles in one Carriage, and Captn. Joyner Mr. Appleton and myself in the other. At about 10 o clock at night we arrived at our lodgings. We wish'd good night to the whole company and then came in.