Another tedious sleepless night. Charles and Russell returned to Cambridge. I dined at Mr. White’s. And in the afternoon got a little sleep which greatly refreshed my drooping spirits. Mr. French was here in the evening.
“Saturday September 27th.,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified July 12, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/03-02-02-0003-0009-0027. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Diary of John Quincy Adams, vol. 2, March 1786 – December 1788, ed. Robert Taylor J and Marc Friedlaender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 455.]