Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

176 22. JQA 22. Adams, John Quincy

A 11 heures du soir mon Pere arriva de Paris.1


Absent from The Hague since late Oct. 1782, JA returned there on this day, and after two weeks of discussions with his Patriot friends at The Hague and merchants and bankers in Amsterdam, he departed for Paris with JQA. JA thought his stay in Europe would end shortly after negotiations with Great Britain were completed, and he wanted his son to come with him and serve as his secretary during the interim (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 3:141–142; Book of Abigail and John , p. 360–362).

26. JQA 26. Adams, John Quincy

Je partis de la Haye á 6 heures du matin avec mon Pere, arrivé a Amsterdam á 1. heure aprés midi.

28. JQA 28. Adams, John Quincy

Diné chés Mr. W. Willink.1


Wilhem Willink of Wilhem and Jan Willink, one of the three Amsterdam banking houses which raised the first Dutch loan for the United States in 1782 (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 3:125; 2:451).

29. JQA 29. Adams, John Quincy

Diné chés Mr. Ingraham.

30. JQA 30. Adams, John Quincy

Nous retournames à la Haye.