Adams Papers

John Thaxter to John Adams, 19 December 1780

John Thaxter to John Adams

Leyden 19th. Decr. 1780


We arrived here last Evening at six oClock. This Morning We have a Sky and Air truly in the American Style. We have been to a Lecture, where many curious Experiments were made by the Professor of Medicine Mr. Horne.1 At four Clock We go to a Law Lecture.

I have engaged two Rooms at fifteen Guilders per Month, in the same Lodgings with Mr. Waterhouse, whom I find very polite and attentive. On Thursday We take possession of them—I am very sorry We cannot be accommodated sooner.2

The Master for the Greek and Latin Languages will be engaged as soon as possible.

I hope soon to learn that your Eyes are much better.

I have the Honour to be, with perfect Respect, Sir, your most obedient Servt.,

J Thaxter Junr.

RC (Adams Papers).

1Johann David Hahn; see note 7 on (second) letter of JA to JQA, 23 Dec., below.

2For details on the lodgings see JQA to JA, 21 Dec., below.

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