Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Wednesday 16th of August 1780.

Friday 18th of August 1780.

Thursday 17th of August 1780. JQA Thursday 17th of August 1780. Adams, John Quincy
Thursday 17th of August 1780.

This morning Pappa went out with Mr. Deneufvilles son and stay'd some time. At about one o clock Pappa got back. At about 2 56o clock Pappa went out to dinner with Commodore Gillon but brother Charles and myself dined at home. After dinner Brother Charles went to take a walk and got back at about 4 o clock. Pappa Got home at about six o clock.

End of the first Volume of my Journal. J Q Adams. MDCCLXXX.1


In the margin, to the left of this paragraph, is a note which reads: “Vive the King of france mon ami Navarre mon cher ami,” a reference to the French king Henry IV (1553–1610). Possibly JQA had attended a performance of a work such as Henri IV, ou la Bataille d'lvry, Paris [1775], by Jean Paul Egide Martini and Barnabé Farmian Durosoy, in which are the lines: “Vive Henri, mon Roi! a mon Sire! mon bon Maître,” followed by the refrain of a song, “Vive Henri” (Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel ).