Diary of John Quincy Adams, volume 1

Saturday Novr. 8. 1783.

Monday Novr. 10th.

Sunday [9th.] JQA Sunday [9th.] Adams, John Quincy
Sunday 9th.

Dined at Dr. Jebbs.1


John Jebb, doctor of medicine, encyclopedic scholar, and a thoroughgoing supporter of America from the outset of the quarrel between England and her colonies. JA described him as a man “for whom I have the highest Esteem; as one of the best Citizens of the little Commonwealth of the just upon Earth” (Caroline Robbins, The Eighteenth-Century Commonwealthman ..., Cambridge, 1959, p. 370–372; JA to John Stockdale, 31 Jan. 1784, LbC, Adams Papers).