Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 2



17th. JQA


17th. Adams, John Quincy

I never was so impatient in my Life, as I am now for other Letters from Europe.1 Leonard White, went to Boston in the morning, but did not bring back any Letters. Was employ'd great part of the Day in writing off yesterdays Lecture.


JQA's curiosity was aroused after Billy Cranch had received “a hint of a certain Circumstance” in a letter from his mother the previous day, the same day JQA had received AA's letter containing no mention of AA2's impending marriage to WSS (JQA to AA, 15–19 May, Adams Papers). The matter was cleared up the following day when JQA received letters of an earlier date from AA and AA2.