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JQA Diary, volume 46 18 August 1847
JQA Neal Millikan Recreation Steam Power
Quincy Wednesday 18th. August 1847.

18. VI.

Beale George W. Beale Miss Ann Beale Miss Caroline Quincy Ex President Waterston R. C.

A half nights rest, and a half days walk before dinner. Mrs. Charles, and Elizabeth, went to a Tea Party at Mrs. Seaver’s in Dorchester. Mrs. John Adams, was quite ill, confined to her room. We had as evening visitors Mr. Josiah Quincy and his son in Law Mr. Waterston— Also Mr. Beale and his two daughtersMy Son was also here— The Cambria a Steamer of the Cunard Line, arrived this day, after a passage of fourteen days, from Liverpool— The Missouri a vessel of the French Line of Steamers, recently put into operation the second of the line, has been so mismanaged that instead of making her destined Port of 151of New York, seems to have missed her way, and brought in by the aid of other vessels to Halifax. There is another Line, called the American Line plying between New York and Bremen. Both these Lines are rivals to the Cunard Line, the only one that has hitherto been successful—