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JQA Diary, volume 46 22 August 1847
JQA Neal Millikan Religion
Quincy Sunday 22d. August 1847.

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Smith Adams Elizabeth. C. Adams. Joseph. H. Adams. Isaac. Hull. Gluck— John B. Adams. Charles. F Adams. Mrs. C. F.

I had a restless and almost sleepless night. Mr. Amos Smith Colleague of Dr. Francis Parkman, as Minister of the new North Church Hanover Street Boston preached by Exchange with Mr. Lunt— morning text was from Matthew 10,31. “Ye are of more value than many Sparrows.” and the object of the Discourse was, to expatiate upon the value of man considered in the light of appreciath property 153a subject somewhat singular, and novel in its character Mr. Smith dined with us and his afternoon Discourse was from Hebrews 12.2. “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Returning from Meeting in the afternoon, in the evening I found Mr. De Grand here from Boston. who took Tea with us, and remained part of the Evening here— My Son and his wife, Elizabeth C. Adams, and her brothers Joseph, and Hull, with Mr. Glück, were also here as Evening visitors. I visited this morning the Office Room, in the Farm house, where the Library, given by my Father, to the Town of Quincy is still deposited though to be soon transferred to the new Town House and I borrowed, several Volumes, of the Work by Dupuis, entitled, Origine de tous Les Cultes, ou Religion Universelle, par Dupuis Citoyen François, published at Paris, L’An III. De La République, Une et Indivisible. with the motto Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité— not one person in ten thousand, in France at this day, knows, that this was in the year 1795, when among the Revolutions of the time, when the Christian Calendar had been abolished by the National Convention of France, and the epoque of the French Republic had been substituted in the stead of the Christian era— The Era, of the Republic one and indivisible, was very soon exchanged, for that of the Empire, and the Christian Era was restored in 1804, ten years before the restoration of the monarchy— There are some written notes, by my Father, to the Preface and first pages of Dupuis. I have taken the Book out with the purpose of reading it through.