Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Sunday June the 17th 1781.

Tuesday June the 19th 1781.

Monday June 18th 1781. JQA


Monday June 18th 1781. Adams, John Quincy
Monday June 18th 1781.

This morning I went to a bookseller's to get the Politique Hollandois; Mr. Cerisier din'd here; after dinner I went to Mr. Sigourney's and drank tea there; after tea I went to see Mr. Greves, he was not at home, but as I was returning I met him in the Street and went to his house with him again, we went to the Coffy house where I left Mr. Greaves, and return'd home at about 9 o'clock.

(From Guthrie's Grammar continued from Yesterday) Chap. 4th §: 10th.1


On the next three and one-half pages of the Diary, JQA transcribed sections 10–12 from Guthrie, Geographical Grammar , p. 403, concerning Dutch learning and learned men, universities, and “antiquities and curiosities, natural and artificial.”