1780. January 3. Monday. We rode to Astorga. We passed through the Town and Country of the Marragattoes. The Town is small and stands on a brook in a great Plain. As We went into Astorga, We met Coaches and genteel People.
“[1780. January 3. Monday.]
,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified October 5, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/01-04-02-0002-0030. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, vol. 4, Autobiography, Parts Two and Three, 1777–1780, ed. L. H. Butterfield. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1961, p. 220.]